Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program

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Basic Law Enforcement Application Packet

Whether you have dreamed of serving your community as a police officer since you were a kid or recently decided to make a career change, the Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Gaston College can get you started on the path to becoming a law enforcement officer. This program is designed to equip students with essential skills to begin a career as an officer at the state, county, and municipal level.

A Program That Fits Your Schedule

Two multi-ethnic police officers at night wearing bulletproof vests, standing beside police cars with emergency lights flashing promoting Gaston College's Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.
Our program offers two different ways to complete your training. For students interested in a traditional study schedule, our full-time day classes will allow you to complete the program in 17 weeks. Our 9-month evening class schedule is available for students that are looking to study part-time.

Regardless of the schedule you choose, you will receive training on all 36 topics necessary to become a police officer. This program will allow successful students to move from the classroom to the many open law enforcement positions across the state of North Carolina.

Training Both Body and Mind

Every day in the life of a law enforcement officer is different, and the demands can be taxing both physically and mentally. Throughout your studies, you will learn basic law enforcement concepts, as well as the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle that includes physical fitness and diet. This is a very structured and disciplined program. We also emphasize courtesy and respect to the public.

Topics covered in this program include:

  • State and Constitutional Law
  • Firearms Training
  • Physical Fitness
  • Law Enforcement Driving
  • Arrest Techniques
  • Criminal Investigations
  • Report Writing
  • Ethics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Crowd Management
  • Civil Process

Interested in Learning More?

Are you ready to learn more about pursuing your career in law enforcement? Download your free program preview today!

Law Enforcement Training Program Preview

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Ready to Apply?

To begin the process of applying to the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Program, you will first need to apply to Gaston College. Apply Today!


Calvin Shaw, Director – APS 108
704-922-6270 | 704-922-6595