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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – November 15, 2017 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today it will hold a ribbon-cutting and open house on Monday, November 20, 2017, to dedicate the opening of the Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Center, located at 108 McKenzie Road, Spring Lake, NC 28390. The event will begin at 2 p.m.

The Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Center houses the Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy (BLET) for individuals wishing to become law enforcement officers and Law Enforcement Training (LET) for currently sworn officers to maintain certifications. The BLET curriculum prepares entry-level cadets with the cognitive and physical skills needed to become certified law enforcement officers in North Carolina.

The Center contains two dedicated classrooms for BLET, two dedicated classrooms for LET, a state-of-the-art L3 Driving Simulator (the third one in the state of North Carolina), a Milo Shooting Simulator, a courtroom with a holding cell, and two additional classrooms. Currently 33 cadets are enrolled in the BLET day and night academies.

The BLET curriculum under the guidelines of the NC Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission is a thoroughly researched, legally reviewed program with the most current law enforcement information available and mandated as a 616-hour, 16-week course, which concludes with a comprehensive written exam and skills testing.

For more information about the Center, please contact Yovana Vest, BLET Program Coordinator, at 910.678.1032 or, or John Holly, LET Program Coordinator, at 910.678.8381 or

Fayetteville Technical Community College was established in 1961 and serves over 40,000 students annually by providing over 250 occupational, technical, general education, college transfer, and continuing education programs to meet students’ needs and desires as well as the community. Visit FTCC’s website at  Like us on Facebook / Follow us on Twitter @faytechcc.