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Tarboro Rotary Strengthens ECC Public Safety

The Tarboro Rotary Club recently contributed $4,000 to Edgecombe Community College public safety programs. The organization holds an annual Field of Honor fundraiser, and a portion of proceeds from the event support the college’s fire/EMS and basic law enforcement training programs. Each program received $2,000. From left are ECC President Dr. Greg McLeod, who serves […]

Four Complete BLET at ECC

Four cadets graduated from Edgecombe Community College’s 11th Basic Academy of Basic Law Enforcement Training on July 12. Graduates are Adnan A. Allan, Anthony Dickens, Daneeka R. Govan, and Erin M. Grimes. All of the graduates are in the process of being hired by law enforcement agencies and will be taking their oath of office […]

ECC Holds Canine Training for Law Enforcement

About 80 law enforcement officers attended a Canine Legal Update seminar on the Rocky Mount campus of Edgecombe Community College in May. “All law enforcement officers require annual continuing education training, and it’s the same for Canine officers,” explains Bernie Taylor, coordinator of law enforcement training at the college. The in-service training was led by […]

ECC Strengthens Emergency Services Training

The state of North Carolina is considering a proposal that would require a two-year associate degree for new paramedics, and Edgecombe Community College is working to be prepared for the likelihood of new regulations. The college recently launched a program that enables students to earn an associate degree in Emergency Medical Science. “What makes this […]

Officers Complete Crisis Intervention Training

Eight law enforcement officers completed Crisis Intervention Team training held in March at Edgecombe Community College. Four agencies were represented: Lake Royale Police Department, Longleaf Neuro-Medical Center Police Department, Vidant Police Department, and Wilson Police Department. EastPointe in Rocky Mount facilitated the class. Shown clockwise from bottom left are officers Oscar Aldava, Wilson Police Department; […]

Nine Complete Basic Law Enforcement Training

Nine cadets graduated from Edgecombe Community College’s 10th Basic Academy of Basic Law Enforcement Training on November 9. ECC’s BLET Academy prepares students for entry-level employment as a law enforcement officer with state, county, or municipal governments. The cadets completed an intensive 20-week program and have passed the certification exam mandated by the NC Criminal […]

BLET Cadets Achieve 100% Pass Rate

Congratulations to the cadets of Edgecombe Community College’s 10th Basic Academy of Basic Law Enforcement Training. All cadets passed their State Comprehensive Examination last week and are now eligible to be hired as law enforcement officers in North Carolina. From left are Darrius Epps, Scott Chitwood, Kurt Knigge, Derrin Wells, Jasmine Barnes, Montrell Staton, Anna […]

Equipment Donation Strengthens ECC Fire Program

When Danny Butler took over in 2019 as Edgecombe Community College’s coordinator of Fire and Rescue Training, he set a goal to establish a full-fledged fire academy at the college by 2023. That dream recently moved a little closer to fruition when the Enfield Fire Department donated sixteen breathing apparatuses for use in training firefighters. […]

ECC to Offer Speed Enforcement Training

Edgecombe Community College is adding Speed Measuring Instrument Training to its law enforcement certification programs. “I was getting a lot of requests from local agencies wanting us to offer this,” says Bernie Taylor, coordinator of law enforcement training at the college. The new program covers both initial certification and recertification for law enforcement officers. Speed […]

ECC Volunteers at Farmworker Event

Edgecombe Community College Nursing students, Medical Assisting students, and instructors are volunteering at the free Farmworker Health and Resource Fair in Rocky Mount. The event is taking place every Sunday 12-4 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot on Benvenue Road. Resources include COVID-19 testing and support, food boxes while supplies last, and blood pressure and […]