Students earn Law Enforcement Basic Training certificate
On June 25, Northwest Florida State College recognized 20 students who successfully completed the Criminal Justice Training Center's vocational certificate program for Law Enforcement Basic Training during the summer 2015 academic semester.
Certificates of completion were presented to the graduates by NWF State College President Ty Handy and Director William Looper. Also present at the ceremony was Dean of Career and Technical Education Dennis Sherwood.
Criminal Justice Training Center graduates are now eligible to take the State Officer Certification Exam. Once they pass the Florida exam, graduates can become employed as sworn police officers in the state of Florida.
The Law Enforcement Academy at NWF State College is an intense, 800-hour program that provides students with instruction in a comprehensive curriculum mandated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Criminal Justice Training Center offers day and evening academies beginning in the fall and spring semesters. For information, contact the Criminal Justice Department at 729-5378 or visit the program's website.
Summer 2015 graduates
Baker: Patrick Legions
Crestview: Kevin Hull, Trey Simpson, Usman Sayed, Christopher Barton
DeFuniak Springs: Timothy Magelitz
Gulf Breeze: Erich Reitz
Mary Esther: Justin McLanahan, Jonathan Fields, Brandon Williamson
Milton: Scott Sheppard, Christopher Shiver
Niceville: Patrick Griffin, Alexandra Clausner, Michael Bentley, Kimberly Williams, Christopher Roll
Pace: William Finsley
Pensacola: David Parent
Valparaiso: Adam Bairos
Front row L-R: Training Center Coordinator Steve Hough, Patrick Griffin, Kevin Hull, Alexandra Clausner, Adam Bairos, Michael Bentley, Scott Sheppard, Criminal Justice Director William Looper, Christopher Roll, Jonathan Fields, Usman Sayed, Erich Reitz, Kimberly Williams, Training Center Coordinator Jeffrey McGill. Back row L-R: David Parent, William Finsley, Timothy Magelitz, Justin McLanahan, Brandon Williamson, Patrick Legions, Christopher Barton, Trey Simpson, Christopher Shiver.