Bladen Community College graduates BLET students

By: Staff report

DUBLIN – Bladen Community College has announced the 2017 graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy.

They are: Rodney Cain, Owen Peavy, Tyler Porter, Kelton Dial, Hunter Todd, and Donald Berkheimer.

The BLET academy’s highest honor was presented to Kelton Dial, who was selected by his classmates to receive the Jamie B. Collins Award for Overall Excellence in all Areas of Training. The Top Gun Award was presented to Owen Peavy.

Hunter Todd was recognized with an academic award for the Highest End-of-Course test average. Donald Berkheimer was acknowledged with both the Top Driver Award and the Top Physical Fitness Award.

Over the past 25 years, the college has graduated 250 candidates, providing skilled law enforcement personnel to local, town, county, regional, state, and federal organizations.

The BLET program combines physical conditioning with required classwork. Coursework includes intensive training in the use of firearms, emergency vehicle operation, defense tactics, legalities, and diffusing domestic violence.

For more information about the Basic Law Enforcement Training academy at BCC, contact John Trogden at 910-879-5536.

Staff report