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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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