Eighteen Graduate from Basic Law Enforcement Program


BRCC News | Published December 19, 2018

Group photo: Eighteen Blue Ridge Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) cadet graduates

Eighteen Blue Ridge Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) cadets graduated during December 18 exercises at the Thomas Auditorium on the Henderson County Campus. 

Graduates (in alpha order with city of residence):

Raheem Brown of Riverhead, NY

Zane Capps of Candler

Alyssa Coburn of Sapphire

Matthew De Rosa of Sarasota, Fla.

Gavin Dickman of Arden

Folan McDara IV of Asheville

Davis Green of Rosman

Michael Heaton of Davidson

Evan Ippolito of Banger, Pa

Alica Lockhart of Columbus

Lauren Mahoney of Rosman

Stephen McDonald of Hendersonville

Dustin Pittman of Monroe

Jordan Pruitt of Sparta

Jonathan Rhodes of Hendersonville

Harrison Roberts of Columbia, SC

Carlos Sanchez of Hendersonville

Neal Wilcox of Brevard


Two of the graduates were recognized for outstanding achievement during their training. Neal Wilcox received the Informal Leader Award and Dustin Pittman received the Top Academic Award.

Sheriff Lowell Griffin, Henderson County Sheriffs Office delivered the graduation remarks. 

Sponsoring agencies for the BLET class were Brevard College, Brevard Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office, Hendersonville Police Department, North Carolina State Parks, and Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information about the college's BLET program, visit www.blueridge.edu/blet or contact Sherry Phillips at sherryc@blueridge.edu or (828) 694-1760. 


Pictured above

Front Row (left to right): Pat Staggs (instructor), Raheem Derrall Brown, Alicia Marie Lockhart, Lauren Ashley Mahoney, Alyssa Marie Coburn, Evan Ealker Ippolito, and Neal Gregory Wilcox.

Middle Row (left to right): Michael Alan Heaton, McDara Patrick Folan, Jonathan Dylan Rhodes, Zane Marshall Capps, Carlos Humberta Sanchez, and Sherry Phillips (director)

Back Row (left to right): Jordan William Pruitt, Matthew Edward DeRosa, Zackary Gavin Dickman, Dustin Kyle Pittman, Tanner Davis Green, Stephen Justice McDonald, and Harrison Jennings Roberts