BRCC Honors Graduating Class from Basic Law Enforcement Training Program


BRCC News | Published May 30, 2018

Group photo of BRCC basic law enforcement graduates on May 30

The Blue Ridge Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program recently graduated eleven cadets. Family, friends, faculty, and staff were present as the College honored the College’s 32nd academy of graduates on Wednesday, May 30 at the Thomas Auditorium. Transylvania County Sheriff David Mahoney was the keynote speaker. 

The following completed the program and are pictured above: 

Front row (left to right): Alexander Chance Allen, Emily Sue Beauchamp, Austin Rhett Hoy, Jose Omar Jimenez, Austin Len Wolfe, and James Blake Smith
Back row (left to right): Lloyd Ray Owen, Jr., Cameron Brock Gasperson, Cory Allan Niver, Joseph Scott Tulloch, and Ryan James LiCausi

These graduates completed 36 separate blocks of instruction over the past four months including firearms; driver training; motor vehicle law; and arrest, search and seizure. The BLET program is filled with practical exercises and an extensive ethics section that is woven throughout the training experience. The program’s required hours of instruction exceed the minimum standards set forth by the North Carolina Department of Justice. Its rigorous curriculum is designed to give students the essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with the state, county or municipal governments, or private enterprise. Following the course, students successfully completed a rigorous physical exam as well as the standardized state tests.

The next program session begins August 1. Applications will be accepted through July 12. Scholarship assistance is available. For more information about the Basic Law Enforcement Training Program visit or call (828) 694-1760.