Pictured are the graduates of the Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy: (front, left to right): Ali Sabri Uthumalebbe, Lane Good, Jacob Spiess and Courtney Eddings; (back, lr): Joshua Buchenberg, Jacob Trejo, Justin Smith and Andrew Fritch.

Eight graduates of the Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy were honored last night at a special ceremony. The class passed both the state certification exam and the physical fitness requirements of the program. Graduates will now take the Ohio Peace Officer Training Association (OPOTA) 200-question certification exam, which is a requirement to become a law enforcement officer in the State of Ohio.

The following graduates were awarded:

Defiance County: Justin Smith (Ney)

Fulton County: Courtney Eddings (Wauseon)

Henry County: Joshua Buchenberg (Napoleon), Lane Good (Napoleon)

Lucas County: Ali Sabri Uthumalebbe (Toledo)

Williams County: Andrew Fritch (Stryker), Jacob Spiess (Bryan), Jacob Trejo (West Unity)

Several students from the promotion received additional recognition:

Top Gun Award: Joshua Buchenberg

Best Driver Award: Andrew Fritch

Deputy Allen D. Ohlrich Award for Outstanding Cadets: Jacob Trejo

The Northwest State Community College Law Enforcement Academy is an eight-month program offered annually. Classes are held Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A new class is being formed and is expected to start in August. For more information about the academy, contact the NSCC Admissions Team at 419.267.1320 or visit NorthwestState.edu online.


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