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Basic Law Enforcement Training

The MCC Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) academy prepares students for entry-level employment as law-enforcement officers in the public sector or private sector. The BLET curriculum provides practical and knowledge-based exercises with an emphasis on ethics. The college offers BLET throughout the year, with new sessions generally starting in January and July. These courses are offered through the MCC Division of Continuing Education.


The following forms are available for BLET registration:

Meet The Coordinator

Milton D. Davis, Jr., a retired police Lieutenant and a 30-year veteran of the Kannapolis Police Department (KPD) in Kannapolis, N.C., is the Director of MCC's BLET Program. Upon graduation from high school, Davis joined the Navy. In 1985, after completing five years of Naval service, he joined the Kannapolis Police Department. During his career at KPD, Davis became a certified general Instructor for the KPD. Also, while at KPD, he graduated from the Administrative Officers Management School at N.C. State University. Davis was promoted to Sergeant and the Lieutenant. Lt. Davis retired from the KPD in August 2010.

Davis earned his Associates of Applied Science Degree in 1991, his Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in 1993, and his Master of Public Administration degree at Gardener-Webb University in 2023. He has also successfully completed several Leadership, Management, and Supervisory schools as well as various law enforcement training courses, including Crisis Intervention Training (CIT).

Davis states, "My goal at Martin Community College is to provide an open door to train the next generation of law enforcement officers, and to provide updated training to those who are currently certified law enforcement officers. By doing this, it is my endeavor to make the Basic Law Enforcement program at Martin Community College one that is revered across our Great State."

BLET Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission into a BLET course are as follows:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States;
  • Must be 20 years of age at the completion of training.
  • Priority admission is given to individuals holding full-time employment with criminal justice agencies;
  • Must provide to the School Director a medical examination report, properly completed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner, to determine the individual's fitness to perform the essential job functions of a criminal justice officer.
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED. High school diplomas earned through correspondence enrollment are not recognized toward the educational requirements.
  • Must take a standardized reading comprehension test and score at the tenth-grade level or higher within one year prior to entrance into Basic Law Enforcement Training.
  • Must provide to the School Director a certified criminal record check for local and state records for the time period since the trainee has become an adult and from all locations where the trainee has resided since becoming an adult. An Administrative Office of the Courts criminal record check or a comparable out-of-state criminal record check will satisfy this requirement.
  • Must have not been convicted of any of a felony or:
    • a crime for which the punishment could have been imprisonment for more than two years; or
    • a crime or unlawful act defined as a "Class B misdemeanor" within the five year period prior to the date of application for employment unless the individual intends to seek certification through the North Carolina Sheriffs' Education and Training Standards Commission; or
    • four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as "Class B Misdemeanors" regardless of the date of conviction; or
    • four or more crimes or unlawful acts defined as "Class A Misdemeanors" except the trainee may be enrolled if the last conviction occurred more than two years prior to the date of enrollment; or
    • combination of four or more "Class A Misdemeanors" or "Class B Misdemeanors" regardless of the date of conviction unless the individual intends to seek certification through the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Every individual who is admitted as a trainee in a presentation of the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course shall notify the School Director of all criminal offenses which the trainee is arrested for or charged with, pleads no contest to, pleads guilty to or is found guilty of, and notify the School Director of all Domestic Violence Orders (G.S. 50B) which are issued by a judicial official and which provide an opportunity for both parties to be present.

Upcoming Courses


Milton Davis
Building 1, Room 11C