NWF State College honors students earning law enforcement certificate

Law enforcement grads2/15/2016

On Feb. 12, Northwest Florida State College recognized 15 students who successfully completed the Criminal Justice Training Center’s vocational certificate program for Law Enforcement Basic Training during the spring 2016 academic semester.

Interim President Dr. Sasha Jarrell and Dean Dennis Sherwood attended the ceremony, which was held at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Certificates of completion were presented to the graduates by Director William Looper and Lt. Jeffrey McGill, training center coordinator. Guest speaker was Lt. Steve Hough, training center coordinator.

CJTC graduates are now eligible to take the State Officer Certification Exam. After passing the Florida exam, graduates can become employed as sworn police officers in the state of Florida.

The Law Enforcement Academy at NWF State College is an intense, 800-hour program that provides students with instruction in a comprehensive curriculum mandated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The Criminal Justice Training Center offers day and evening academies beginning in the fall and spring semesters. For information, contact the Criminal Justice Department at 850-729-5378 or see the program’s website.

The spring 2016 graduates are Jarrod Boerma (Santa Rosa Beach), Eric Boucher (Niceville), Briana DeGennaro (Shalimar), Christopher Dugre (Fort Walton Beach), Gabriel Dunlap (Niceville), Christina Dus (Fort Walton Beach), Jordan Johnson (Niceville), Tyler Loy (Crestview), Daniele Morey (Crestview), William Overbay (Baker), Abner Sirmans (Crestview), Matthew Stevens (Shalimar), Jeremy Terhune (Navarre), Jason Velazquez (Valparaiso), and Taylor Woodard (Crestview).