Basic Law enforcement students wearing sidearms salute the flag each morning


Brian Bishop
Director/Instructor of Criminal Justice
Northern Durham Center, Bldg 1
919-536-7200, ext. 4411

Plan of Study

(Courses by Semester)
* This program is financial aid eligible.

Basic Law Enforcement Training Certificate

Short Term

Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.

This program utilizes State commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.

Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission to receive a certificate.

Enrollment in the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) course requires agency sponsorship.

How to Apply

  1. Complete a Durham Tech application online at 
  2. Review and complete the additional requirements. Once admitted, you will be contacted for assistance with registration.
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Fall Application Deadline is Apr 15

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