DOBSON — Surry Community College is enrolling students for the Basic Law Enforcement Training course that will start July 13 and run through Dec. 3, 2016. The classes will be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an additional 12 nights of class time from 1 to 10 p.m. Classes will be held at The Center for Public Safety, 1220 S. State St., Mount Airy.
This course is accredited by the NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission. Persons desiring to become a sworn law enforcement officer in North Carolina must successfully complete this course in its entirety and pass a state exam. This course consists of 678 hours of training and includes classroom and practical skills. To qualify for admission, an individual must meet the same requirements as those mandated by the N.C. Criminal Justice Standards/N.C. Sheriffs’ Standards Commission for a sworn law enforcement officer.
Course fees include $180 for tuition, $630 for books, a $125 material fee, and approximately $200 for uniforms. Course tuition may be waived through a law enforcement agency sponsorship. Students may also attend by paying the tuition personally. Prospective students must contact Ron Hill at 336-386-3292 or Sandy Wall at 336-386-3202 for an interview appointment and to receive the application packet.