Eight graduates from the Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy were recently honored during a special ceremony. The class successfully completed both the state certification exam and the physical fitness requirements of the program. Current graduates who have taken the Ohio Peace Officer Training Certification examination achieved a 100% first-time pass rate, which is a requirement to become a law enforcement officer in the State of Ohio.
The following graduates were recognized:
Defiance County: Desirae Hahn (Defiance), Joshua Killion (Defiance), Heather Schwiebert (Defiance), Andrew Seiple (Defiance)
Fulton County: Travis Pennington (Fayette)
Henry County: Leslie Tietje (Napoleon)
Williams County: Jared McCann (Bryan), Kyle Potts (Bryan)
Several students from the graduating class received additional recognition. Jared McCann was presented with the Top Gun Award for earning the highest score on the firing range. Heather Schwiebert received the Commander’s Citation of Excellence. Andrew Seiple received the Deputy Allan D. Ohlrich Outstanding Cadet Award.
Special recognition was given to NSCC Allied Health and Public Services division secretary Mary Kruse, who is retiring from the College after serving on and off since 1981.
The Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy is an eight-month program that is offered annually. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 5:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A new class is forming now and is scheduled to begin in August. For more information on the academy, contact Janet Koepplinger, dean of the Allied Health & Public Services Division, at 419.267.1258 or jkoepplinger@NorthwestState.edu.