NWF State College Recognizes Law Enforcement Academy Graduates

NICEVILLE, FL– On April 30, Northwest Florida State College recognized students who successfully completed the Criminal Justice Training Center’s vocational certificate program for Law Enforcement Officer Basic.

The Law Enforcement Academy at NWF State College is an intense, 801-hour program that provides students with instruction in a comprehensive curriculum mandated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  This certificate is designed to provide initial training to individuals wishing to enter the law enforcement career field and serves as a prerequisite for the Florida State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE).

“We are delighted that our Public Safety program continues to produce quality, employable graduates,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, President.  “NWF State College constantly strives to provide our students with successful pathways that both strengthen our local workforce while helping to improve their lives.”

Graduates earning a vocational certificate for Law Enforcement Officer Basic (listed alphabetically) : Paul Berry (Crestview), LeighAnne Bilton (Niceville), Jason Buckland (Crestview), Shelby Buri (Crestview), Guy Charest (Boynton Beach), Tyler Colonna (Crestview), Bryson Fess (Fort Walton Beach), Dustin Gammons (Niceville), Daniel Hall (Crestview), Karry Johnson (Fort Walton Beach), Jason Lecuyer (Crestview), Edward Marange (Hialeah), Chadley Moore (Niceville), Sean Perdue (DeFuniak Springs), Jonathan Peterson (DeFuniak Springs), Mellie Roberts (Fort Walton Beach), Terry Salazar (Fort Walton Beach), Kirstin Slagal (Crestview), Cody Smith (Freeport), Kristopher Staley (Crestview), Jennifer Steele (Fort Walton Beach), Kyle Taylor (Mary Esther), Kerri Vaughan (Fort Walton Beach), Willis Ventry (Santa Rosa Beach), Justin Wallen (Crestview) and Mario Werth (Crestview)

For more information regarding the NWF State College Public Safety program, please contact Belinda Wise at (850) 729-5378 or [email protected].

Photo Caption:  Law Enforcement Officer Basic class

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