DUBLIN – Bladen Community College has announced the 2017 graduates of the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) academy.
Pictured from left to right are John Trogdon (director of criminal justice programs), BLET students Rodney Cain,
Owen Peavy, Tyler Porter, Kelton Dial, Hunter Todd, and Donald Berkheimer. BLET
School Director Larry Guyton stands on the right.
The BLET academy’s highest honor was presented to Kelton Dial, who was
selected by his classmates to receive the Jamie B. Collins Award for Overall
Excellence in all Areas of Training. The Top Gun Award was presented to Owen
Hunter Todd was recognized with an academic award for the Highest End-of-
Course test average. Donald Berkheimer was acknowledged with both the Top
Driver Award and the Top Physical Fitness Award.
Over the past 25 years, the college has graduated 250 candidates, providing
skilled law enforcement personnel to local, town, county, regional, state, and
The BLET program combines physical conditioning with required classwork.
Coursework includes intensive training in the use of firearms, emergency vehicle
operation, defense tactics, legalities, and diffusing domestic violence.
For more information about the Basic Law Enforcement Training academy at BCC,
contact John Trogden at 910.879.5536.Share: