Cleveland State Community College’s Law Enforcement Academy Class 78 graduated on Dec. 6 in a ceremony on the main CSCC campus in Cleveland. Student Class Leader Austin Eldridge addressed those attending the special event.
Graduating were Samuel Branch, Andy Cline, John David, Seth Dawson, Nathaniel Denton, Michael Diecks, Alexander Eckert, Austin Eldridge, Jackson Franks, Scott Freeman, Bryan Godsey, Luke Hawkins, Justin Hobbs, Ryan Jackson, Alex King, Shane Layman, Kaylee Malone, Benjamin Parker, Josh Parson, Samuel Setliffe, John Simmons, Kaylee Smith, Trenton Solomon, and Kendall Trentham.
Among the law enforcement agencies already employing these graduates are the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, Collegedale Police Department, Dayton City Police Department, Hamilton County Rangers, Loudon Police Department, Madisonville Police Department, and Sequatchie County Sheriff’s Department.
Next year, 2020, will mark the 30th anniversary of the academy at CSCC and its service to the public and law enforcement agencies across the region. The basic Law Enforcement Technical Certificate prepares students to meet standards for law enforcement officers as established by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST). Credit earned for the successful completion of this training may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science degree in Law Enforcement. Upon completion of the entire course of instruction, the student will be awarded 23 semester hours of credit. Also, the student will be eligible for certification as a peace officer in the State of Tennessee upon hire by a POST-affiliated law enforcement agency.”