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Student Success Story: Leroya Banks, Law Enforcement Program

Law Enforcement Program

Leroya Banks graduated from College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program in July 2020.

Having already earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Leroya decided to head in a different direction. She had been hired by the Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office in October 2019, so the BLET program was the logical next step. “The desire to help and serve the community that I grew up in led me to pursue a career in law enforcement.”

The 16-week BLET program at COA provides students with the training necessary to prepare for the rigors of a career in law enforcement. Students participate in multiple practical exams and must successfully complete the Police Officer Physical Abilities Test. Leroya explained that she enjoyed her experience at COA and it gave her an opportunity to network with present and future officers. “My experience at COA was nothing short of amazing. The extensive training received prepared me for the things I need to have a successful career.”

“My future goals are to continue to be the best I can be by being a positive role model for my daughter while continuing my career in law enforcement with the Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office.”