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.