Class 101 graduates from police academy


Thirty-one cadets will receive Act 120 certification Thursday, July 11, at graduation ceremonies for the Mercyhurst University Municipal Police Training Academy at North East. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in the Michele and Tom Ridge Health and Safety Building on the campus of Mercyhurst North East, 16 West Division Street.

Awards will be presented to the most accomplished cadets in this the 101st class of graduates. Graduation speaker is Pennsylvania State Sen. Sean Wiley.

The Mercyhurst police academy is one of only 16 certified academies in the state where individuals can receive their Act 120 training, required for many law enforcement jobs, including municipal police work. During the 21-week training, cadets learn patrol and arrest procedures, Pennsylvania laws, defensive tactics, criminal investigation and courtroom procedures, crisis management, report writing, and also receive training in firearms, first aid and CPR.

Graduates will be prepared for entry-level positions as police officers, deputy sheriffs, municipal authority officers and park rangers. Cadets can also obtain 16 college credits, which may apply toward an associate degree program in criminal justice at North East. The next session begins July 22.

For more information about the police training academy, call 814-725-6121.

CLASS PHOTO: ROW 1, l-r, (kneeling) Frank Egan, Benjamin Nageotte, Dakota Dahler, Kevin Clark, Joseph Bees, Codie Webster, Edward Yeung, Kristina Valerio, Benjamin Pettenati, Mark Schroeck.

ROW 2: Stephen Vincent, Nathan Bond, David Galleher, Delbert Liller, Anthony Rekitt, Joey Brant, Zachary Calvert, Michael O’Neil, Ryan Oakley, Ryan Tarasovich.

ROW 3: Mitchell Parker, Brent Davensizer, Garret Herbst, Cody Emmett, Jon Vincent, Luke Passerotti, Robert Tomac, Carlos Vidal, Connor Hood, Brendan Gill, Corey Tomko.



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