The certificate level program in Basic Law Enforcement Training is designed to give students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers. The program utilizes state commission mandated topics and methods of instruction. General subjects include, but are not limited to, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, and alcoholic beverage laws; investigative, patrol, custody, and court procedures; emergency responses; and ethics and community relations.
The 19 semester hour credits (SHC) program is available through day and night academies. The day academy takes one semester for students to complete, and the night academy takes a few weeks more. Both academies involve Saturday and evening classes. All schedules are subject to change.
Occupational Information for BLET
SOC Code: 33-3051
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33-3051.00 – Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers
33-3051.01 – Police Patrol Officers
33-3051.03 – Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
Maintain order, enforce laws and ordinances, and protect life and property in an assigned patrol district. Perform combination of following duties: patrol a specific area on foot or in a vehicle; direct traffic; issue traffic summonses; investigate accidents; apprehend and arrest suspects, or serve legal processes of courts.
Sample of reported job titles
Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers, Police Patrol Officers, and Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs
Cost of Program
|Tuition & fees:||$1,386.50|
|Books & supplies:||$800.00|
Length of Program
|Intended time to complete:||5 Months|
|Percentage of graduates who completed on time:||100%|
|Median debt from federal loans:||Not available at this time|
|Median debt from private educational loans:||Not available at this time|
|Median debt from institution financing plan:||Not available at this time|