STAND T.A.L.L. Thank A Local Lawman presented the Law Enforcement Division at Blue Ridge Community College with a $1000.00 donation. The donation is to be used to help pay tuition and related course costs for one or more incoming students selected by the Division’s team that oversees their 16-week Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) class.

According to Ron Kauffman, President of STAND T.A.L.L., “This is our third year as donors to the BRCC Law Enforcement Division for the benefit of students seeking to enter their BLET program. We’re delighted to be able to provide funds to help with costs related to educating future members of NC law enforcement.

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BRCC and STAND T.A.L.L. personnel are from left to right – Lisa Adkins, VP for Advancement,
Sharon Hanson, VP STAND T.A.L.L., Ron Kauffman, President STAND T.A.L.L., Sherry Phillips,
Director of Law Enforcement Training, Dr. Laura Leatherwood, President BRCC and
Chris English, VP for Economics & Workforce Development

Asked about their program and this donation, Sherry Phillips, Director of Law Enforcement Training said, “Blue Ridge Community College is known throughout North Carolina for the quality and high standards of our Law Enforcement classes. Our BLET training, in particular, goes well beyond the minimum state requirements. We’re aware that the need for new recruits for law enforcement is increasing, but tuition costs, the growing challenges, inherent dangers of the job and the modest compensation offered law enforcement is making it more difficult to attract younger people to that career. Thanks to STAND T.A.L.L. we are able to offer financial assistance to some qualified students who otherwise might not be able to enroll in our training.”