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Jack McDuffie Special to the Journal

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DUBLIN — Bladen Community College is presently recruiting new students for its fall Basic Law Enforcement Training class, which is slated to begin on Monday, Sept. 29.

The evening class is an excellent way individuals who have other commitments during the daytime hours to get their credentials to become law enforcement officers in North Carolina.

The 28-week course meets five days a week in the evenings and every other Saturday. The class gets under way as soon as the students have enrolled and is comprised of intensive training in an array of areas related to law enforcement, including physical training, firearms training, emergency vehicle operation, and defense tactics.

Applicants will undergo a rigorous screening process to ensure that they are tentatively qualified to work as a law enforcement officer in the state before they are permitted to enroll in the course. The screening will include but is not limited to: 1) a criminal records check, 2) a drug screening, 3) an evaluation of reading skills, driving history and sponsorship by a local law enforcement agency.

Individuals who are interested in enrolling in the program should contact criminal justice instructor John Trogdon at 910-879-5536 or email him at jtrogdon@bladencc.edu.

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