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BLET Graduation Ceremonies at SCC


Hoke Center Class Front L to R: Kellin Woods, Jessica Friede, Joseph Evans, Edward Clark, Dave Reece Back L to R: Timothy Landry, Caleb Howard, Fredrick Rowdy, Tony Sanders, Thomas Owens

Night Class L to R: Thomas Deese, Kyle McIlroy, Jessica Hughes, Abigail Guevara, Dave Reece. Not pictured James Marshburn, Calvin Washington

Pinehurst Day Class L to R: Kirsten Dawson, Joseph Murphy, Kevin Love, Joshua McKenzie, Blake Muse, Justin Mack Back L to R: Dave Reece, Lane Greene, James Yarbrough, Luke Ring, Moses Soto, Charles Talley

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 23 in the atrium of Blue Hall.

Graduates and guests received a greeting by BLET Director Dave Reece and the Moore County Sherriff’s Office Color Guard posted and retired the colors. An invocation and benediction was given by SCC Coordinator of Personal Counseling Services Randal Foster.

Welcoming attendees was Vice President of Academic Affairs Rebecca Roush. Representative James L. Bowles, Jr. was the guest speaker. Closing remarks were given by Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Andrea Korte.

Graduating from the Hoke Center program were: Kellin Woods, who, at the time of graduation, had found employment at the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; Jessica Friede, Scotland County Sheriff’s Office; Joseph Evans, Hoke County Sheriff’s Office; Edward Clark, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office; Timothy Landry, Raeford Police Department; Caleb Howard, Moore County Sheriff’s Office; Fredrick Rowdy, Robeson County Sheriff’s Office; Tony Sanders, Hoke County Sheriff’s Office; and Thomas Owens, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Thomas Deese, Kyle McIlroy, Jessica Hughes, Abigail Guevara, James Marshburn, and Calvin Washington made up the Pinehurst evening class.

Graduates from the Pinehurst day class were: Kirsten Dawson, who, at the time of graduation, had found employment at the Southern Pines Police Department; Joseph Murphy; Kevin Love; Joshua McKenzie; Blake Muse; Justin Mack, Moore County Sheriff’s Office; Lane Greene; James Yarbrough, Wadesboro Police Department; Luke Ring, Moore County Sheriff’s Office; Moses Soto; and Charles Talley.

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 19 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 2 December 2016.

For additional information, refer to or contact Dave Reece at or (910) 693-2667 or Mary Lou Coffey at or (910) 693-2667.

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