BLET Program At Local Community College On Hold, Audit Underway

The BLET or Basic Law Enforcement Training Program at James Sprunt Community College in the Duplin County town of Kenansville is on hold as an audit is completed.

According to the college president, Dr. Lawrence Rouse, officials at the school saw something that raised concern, and they requested the audit.

There is no word why, from the college. We also checked with the Department of Justice and have not received any word on the reason for the audit.

Students were first notified in November about the situation, and that they would have to retake courses they had taken in the fall. Dr. Rouse says some students have lost 3 to 4 months time in their training to become law enforcement officers.

While the audit takes place, students of the BLET program will be given the opportunity to take the classes at the community college in Sampson County. We're told that transition is being coordinated right now.

We are told all books and fees paid to the James Sprunt program will translate over to the Sampson County program. Dr. Rouse says many of the students are sponsored by a law enforcement agency. The school's website says tuition is waived for those students.

Dr. Rouse says there is no word when the audit might end.

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  • by auditer on Mar 13, 2010 at 01:32 PM
    Community Colleges are audited on an annual basis for funding purposes. Funding is based on student attendance so the paperwork is what actually gets audited. Not sure if this is from an audit by the state or by the Dept of Training and Standards for BLET. And no, audits take about 2 weeks to ruffle through all the paperwork. And yes actually program audits include determining if programs meet the needs of employers.
  • by Citizen Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2010 at 02:25 AM
    Is this another deal because someone didn't get paid. An audit should take at most a week. What is an audit? I didn't know the college was a bank. How about a course review, in other words, Does the program meet the needs of the Law Enforcement Employers? The basic questions of good reporting is not here, like WHO requested the audit, WHEN was the audit first suggested, WHERE was the mention of an audit first started.
  • by skewed_91 Location: everywhere on Mar 12, 2010 at 09:37 AM
    This has the makings of a Pirate91 joke waiting to happen... provide your own punchline, please...

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