NWF State College honors Spring 2015 Law Enforcement Basic Training graduates
Northwest Florida State College recognized students Feb. 20 who successfully completed the Criminal Justice Training Center’s vocational certificate program for Law Enforcement Basic Training during the Spring 2015 academic semester.
NWF State College President Ty Handy congratulated the students, including Destin’s Tatem Kathleen Tietgen, on their accomplishments and encouraged them to continue their education as they go out to serve their communities as vital members of public safety.
Certificates of Completion were presented to the graduates by Director William Looper along with Training Center Coordinators Jeffrey McGill and Steven Hough. Also present at the ceremony was Dennis Sherwood, dean of career and technical education. More than 100 family members and friends of the graduates attended the program, which was held in the Tyler Recital Hall of the Mattie Kelly Arts Center.
CJTC graduates are now eligible to take the State Officer Certification Exam. Once they pass 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 729-5378 or visit www.nwfsc.edu/Academics/Departments/PublicSafety/CriminalJusticeTrainingCenter.