HCC’s BLET Academy graduates 37th
Halifax Community College (HCC) Basic Law Enforcement
Training (BLET) cadets graduated in a ceremony on campus,
Dec. 14. This marked HCC’s 37th BLET Academy
graduation. Northampton County High School-East JROTC
provided the Honor Guard.
Graduates included Cadet Shatel Coates, Cadet Stanley Cole
Jr., Officer Doug Davis, Cadet Clarice Hagbourne, Cadet
Ikeisha Jacobs, Deputy William James Jr., Deputy Jonathan
Jenkins, Cadet Michael Logan, Cadet David Luke, Deputy Doug
Mann, Cadet Joshua Martin, Cadet Dustin Newsome, Cadet Danny
Radford, Cadet Charles Reynolds, Deputy Marcus West, and
Cadet Issaii Williams.
and recognition were also presented. Cadet Danny Radford was
recognized as class president. The Academic Excellence award
went to Deputy Jonathan Jenkins. Cadet Joshua Martin
garnered the Top Gun award. Cadet Michael Logan earned the
Outstanding Cadet award. Radford and Jenkins earned Vehicle
Honorable Juan Vaughan, sheriff of Hertford County, gave the
keynote address. “Don’t take any call as a routine call. In
my opinion, there are no routine calls. …Be safe and do what
you know is right and everything else will fall into place,”
He also advised graduates not to get caught up in bad
or compromising situations.
work and do what you have to do. …Be loyal to whoever you
work for and give them your 100 percent,” he said. Vaughan
also encouraged graduates to get all of the training they
can. “Be professional, have character and integrity, be
trustworthy, do what you’re supposed to do and treat
everybody the way you want to be treated,” he added.
Basic Law Enforcement Training cadets graduated from HCC’s
37th Academy, Dec. 14. Pictured, front row from
left, instructor Chief John Young, Cadet Danny Radford,
Cadet Issaii Williams, Cadet Ikeisha Jacobs, Cadet Clarice
Hagbourne, Cadet Dustin Newsome, Deputy Marcus West, Deputy
William James Jr., Trooper Tar Davis, and Dr. Ed Porter;
back row Director of Criminal Justice Wes Terry; instructor
Doug Pilgreen, Cadet Stanley Cole Jr., Cadet Joshua Martin,
Cadet Michael Logan, Cadet Charles Reynolds, Cadet David
Luke, Cadet Shatel Coates, Deputy Doug Mann, Deputy Jonathan
Jenkins, and Sheriff Juan Vaughan.