HCC’s BLET Academy graduates 39th
Halifax Community College (HCC) Basic Law Enforcement
Training (BLET) cadets graduated in a ceremony on campus,
Dec. 15. This marked HCC’s 39th BLET Academy
graduation. Northampton County Sheriff’s Office provided the
Graduates included Deputy Jeffrey Barnes, Deputy Jimmy
Bracey, Deputy Ray Campbell, Cadet Tim Carroll, Cadet Jackie
DeAnda, Deputy Erin Gregory, Deputy Marvin Harrell, Cadet
Kristopher Jordan, Cadet Teanna Lassiter, Deputy Edward Lee
and Cadet Jessica Sampson.
Awards and recognition were also presented. Deputy Jeffrey
Barnes was recognized as class president. The Academic
Excellence award went to Deputy Jimmy Bracey who also earned
the Physical Fitness award. Deputy Barnes garnered the Top
Gun and Top Driver awards. Deputy Ray Campbell earned the
Outstanding Cadet award.
Roanoke Rapids Police Department Deputy Chief of Police
Major Adam Bondarek gave the keynote address.
Bondarek talked about some things graduates need to do as
law enforcement officers. He emphasized that graduates need
to treat people like they want to be treated. He advised
cadets to get to know the people in the communities they
serve, take nothing for what it seems and to listen to their
intuition. He also suggested that graduates take advantage
of training opportunities, to always tell the truth and to
stay out of the office rumor mill.
“You are the example…you’re not going to be perfect…just
know that you’re the one who is going to set the example,”
Bondarek added that the law enforcement community is a
brotherhood and a family and that law enforcement officers
need to have a belief in a higher power, family and friends,
be true to self, have confidence and never quit.
Basic Law Enforcement Training cadets graduated from HCC’s
39th Academy, Dec. 15. Pictured, front row from
left, Director of Criminal Justice Wes Terry, Deputy Marvin
Harrell, Cadet Jessica Sampson, Cadet Jackie DeAnda, Cadet
Tim Carroll, Deputy Jeffrey Barnes, and Deputy Jimmy Bracey;
back row, instructor Chief John Young, Deputy Ray Campbell,
Deputy Edward Lee, Cadet Teanna Lassiter, Deputy Erin
Gregory, Cadet Kristopher Jordan, and Assistant BLET
Director Dr. Ed Porter.