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CFCC BLET Program Celebrates Continued Success with its 111th Graduating Class

The Cape Fear Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program graduated its 111th class Monday, February 10, 2020. A total of 22 students graduated including three out-of-state students. Of the 22 graduates, 15 were hired, or are in the process of being hired, by local law enforcement agencies.

Graduates received jobs with local agencies including the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, Wrightsville Beach Police Department, Carolina Beach Police Department, and UNCW Police Department.

“We’ve had great success with the BLET program,” said Jim Varrone, CFCC Public Service department chair. “Employers are ready to hire our graduates. It’s rewarding to see these students step into great careers.”

CFCC’s BLET program is designed to teach students the essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county or municipal governments, or with private enterprise. Students must successfully complete and pass all units of study to receive a certificate.

“Students who successfully complete the BLET program, pass their certification examination, and continue into this field will not only help provide a vital service to our communities but will also have the opportunity to earn a great salary to support themselves and their families,” said Varrone.

“Basic Law Enforcement Training is such an important part of what we do at Cape Fear Community College. Our program is outstanding and because of its great reputation, we draw students from all over the state and beyond,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “We are so proud to train these students in a service that is essential to the safety of our community.”

Learn more about the Basic Law Enforcement Training