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BLET Graduation Ceremonies at SCC

The Hoke Center BLET Graduates: Brandon Phillips, Franklin Crockett, Clinton Gooselin, and Michael Sheeley.

The BLET Night Class Graduates: Front row: Shelton-lee Harris, Matthew Furr, Jonathan McFadyen, Karlie Tighe; Back row: Matthew Thomas, Derek Kivett, Joseph Simpson, and Wesley Haynes.

The BLET Day Class Graduates: front row: Omar Figueras, Jose Gomez, Derek Hammond, Kevin Ferguson; back row: Michael Wheeler, Ryan Vasquez, Jamey Davis, and Presley Stevenson. Not pictures Mackenzie Roberts.

The Sandhills Community College Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program recently graduated three classes of cadets. Family, friends, faculty, and staff were present as the College honored them on Tuesday, August 28 in the atrium of Blue Hall.

Graduates and guests received a greeting from BLET Director Robert Kehoe after which an invocation was given by SCC Coordinator of Personal Counseling Services Randal Foster. The Union Pines High School Navy JROTC presented the colors.

Welcoming attendees was Vice President of Academic Affairs Rebecca Roush. Chief of Southern Pines Police Robert Temme was the guest speaker. Candidates were then presented by Kehoe and Chief Temme, Public Services Department Chair Susan Wright and Kehoe awarded the certificates. Closing remarks were given by Wright and Foster offered the benediction.

Graduating from the Hoke Center program were: Brandon Phillips, Franklin Crockett, Clinton Gooselin, and Michael Sheeley.

Shelton-lee Harris, Matthew Furr, Jonathan McFadyen, Karlie Tighe, Matthew Thomas, Derek Kivett, Joseph Simpson, and Wesley Haynes made up the Pinehurst evening class.

Graduates from the Pinehurst day class were: Omar Figueras,  Jose Gomez, Derek Hammond, Kevin Ferguson, Michael Wheeler, Ryan Vasquez, Jamey Davis, and Presley Stevenson. Not pictured Mackenzie Roberts.

The BLET Program at SCC

Sandhills offers three-course delivery options for the BLET program. The Pinehurst campus evening program runs from January to July and has classes five to six days a week. A three-month summer program is also held on the Pinehurst campus and runs from May until August with classes five days a week. The Hoke Center program runs August through June, one to two days a week and is designed for detention officers who desire to become dual certified.

The Sandhills BLET program gives students essential skills required for entry-level employment as law enforcement officers with state, county or municipal governments, or with private enterprise.

Students who graduate from SCC BLET program will receive 18 credit hours towards an Associate in Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice Technology. The college is currently accepting applications for the evening class, which begins in January. The deadline for applications is October 12.

For additional information, refer to blet.sandhills.edu or contact Robert Kehoe at kehoer@sandhills.edu or (910) 693-2666 or Mary Lou Coffey at coffeym@sandhills.edu or (910) 693-2667.

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