46th Law Enforcement Training Academy Graduates Recognized

Nash Community College’s 46th Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy August 2, 2016, graduates. Source: NCC PR Dept., Rocky Mount NC.
Nash Community College’s 46th Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy August 2, 2016, graduates. Source: NCC PR Dept., Rocky Mount NC.

Released by the NCC PR Dept.

The following cadets from Nash Community College’s 46th Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Academy were recognized for completion on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

The BLET cadets shown in the photo front row, from left, are:

  • Darren Kron Pate, Wilson NC (sponsored by Spring Hope Police Department)
  • Brittany Cheryl Tyler, Zebulon NC (hired by Nash County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Lindsay Elizabeth Mann, Spring Hope NC (hired by Halifax County Sheriff’s Office)

Photo back row, from left, the cadets are:

  • Jameka Tyshae Thompson, Wilson NC (hired by Stantonsburg Police Department)
  • Chauncey Louis Payne, Garner NC (hired by G4S Company Police Department)
  • Stephen Paul Wilder, Louisburg NC (hired by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Joey Lee Privette, Middlesex NC (hired by Nash County Sheriff’s Office)

Guest speaker, Nashville Police Department Chief Thomas A. Bashore told the graduates, “Helping those we know is easy, helping those we have never met before is also easy if we have passion for our work.”

Chief Bashore shared an email he received from a grateful traveler who experienced car problems while passing through the area. He detailed how two Nashville Police Officers went above and beyond the call of duty by assisting the traveler, ensuring she could continue on her way.

Cadets in NCC’s BLET program participate in rigorous physical and classroom state commission mandated topics and methods of instruction covering topics related to legal, criminal, juvenile, civil, traffic, investigative, patrol, custody, court procedures, emergency responses, ethics, and community relations.

For more information about the program, contact BLET Coordinator Adam Gelo at 252.451.8298 or email.

Nash Community College is located at 522 N Old Carriage Road, in Rocky Mount NC. For more information on the college’s BLET training, visit this page.

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