Eleven graduates from the Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy were honored during a special ceremony. The class successfully completed both the state certification exam and the physical fitness requirements of the program. Several graduates were already commissioned with a department prior to graduation.
The following graduates were recognized:
Defiance County: Larry Hussy (Farmer)
Fulton County: Allen Donnett (Wauseon)
Henry County: Zachary Bowen (Napoleon), Lucas Freels (Napoleon)
Williams County: Robert Smith (Bryan), Brandon Willis (West Unity), Kristin Dolman (Montpelier), Scott Vershum (West Unity), Matt Lirot (Bryan), Hannah Beaverson (West Unity), Gabriel Valdez (Bryan)
Two graduates received additional recognition. Lucas Freels received the Allan D. Ohlrich Outstanding Cadet Award. Emily Ohlrich, daughter of the late commander was on hand to present the award to Freels. Larry Hussy received the Commander’s Citation of Excellence Award.
The Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy is an eight-month program that is offered annually. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 6:00-10:00 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 Lori Robison, dean of the Allied Health & Public Services Division, at 419.267.1342 or lrobison@NorthwestState.edu.