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COA Recognizes BLET Students

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program celebrated 15 students completing the program for the spring 2019 semester.

During the 16 weeks of training, the students finished 680 contact hours, 36 blocks of instruction with 36 topical tests and multiple practical exams including firearms, driving, traffic crash, patrol techniques, domestic violence, criminal investigation, CPR/first responders, rapid deployment, explosive and hazardous materials emergency and subject control arrest techniques practical exams. Students also successfully completed the Peace Officer Physical Aptitude Test (POPAT). Upon successful completion of the BLET program, students are eligible to sit for the state exam to earn the certification to become law enforcement officers.

Graduates: Dilyana Gnafakis, Dare County; Nakeshia Carver, Pasquotank County; Nora Wilkerson, Dare County; Makalah Cribb, Dare County; Eric Lefevers, Pasquotank County; Colton Blake, Washington County; Brendan Cameron, Dare County; Ryan Homer, Currituck County; Tristin Arevalo, Pasquotank County; Victor Sulliban, Perquimans County; Robert Russell Gray, III, Chowan County; Marlos Downing Jr., Chowan County; Vincent Cestaro, Chowan County; Aaron Nelson, Dare County; and Joseph Styons, Dare County