Nash Community College Graduates Largest BLET Class
(Rocky Mount, NC) Twenty-two cadets recently graduated from Nash Community College's thirty-third Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) class. These students represent the largest graduating BLET class in the College's history. During the twenty-seven week training, students learned essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county, or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.
The program utilizes a combination of physical and classroom state commission-mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcohol beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, court procedures, emergency responses, ethics, community relations and more.
In his address to the graduates, Edgecombe County Sherriff's Department Lieutenant Curtis Pittman said, "It is important to set goals and continue working to attain them, even when they seem unattainable. Sometimes in the face of adversity, it may be necessary to establish new goals. But the most important thing is to never quit; never give up; never accept defeat."
To graduate, all students successfully completed all units of study and passed the certification examination mandated by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission.
For more information on the program, contact NCC Director of Law Enforcement Instruction Nathan Mizell at 252-451-8278 or
The Nash Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training Thirty-Third Academy graduates are: Front row (l to r): Kenneth Barnes of Nashville, Tyler Carter of Spring Hope, Lauren Stearns of Rocky Mount, David McKeel of Knightdale and Ramsey Washington of Tarboro. Center row (l to r): Ralph McCotter of Rocky Mount, Joshua Trull of Rocky Mount, Timothy Aycock of Wilson, Kenneth Womack of Tarboro, David Bowden of Rocky Mount, Ivan Jones of Spring Hope and Jeffrey Marshmon of Nashville. Back row (l to r): Jean-Luc Adams of Rocky Mount, Julius Hamilton of Raleigh, John Child of Rocky Mount, Derek Cooper of Whitakers, Timothy Trader of Zebulon, Ricky Jackson of Rocky Mount, Eric FuQuay of Kenly and Vinson Davis of Rocky Mount. Not pictured: Abdur-Rashid Johnson of Pinetops and Joseph Conover of Rocky Mount.
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Kelley Deal Nash Community College Public Relations Director 252-451-8235