Lake Region State College will hold graduation ceremonies for its fall academy Thursday, December 19th in Robert Fawcett Auditorium.
This semester’s class of 11 have studied throughout the semester in subject matters like criminal and traffic law, defensive tactics, intermediate weapons, emergency vehicle operations, tactical room clearing, firearms, and a host of other law and practical based training.
Eight of the graduates have been hired on with an agency,” said Lt. John Maritato, Director of Peace Officer Training.
Police officers spend their days protecting and serving their local community. It is a rewarding career, but not an easy one.
“The profession and public have high expectations and it is our job to prepare those candidates to enter that workforce,” Maritato said.
Lake Region State College began training peace officers in 1987. Instructors for the program include officers from the Lake Region State College Police Department and more than 40 law enforcement professionals from 16 other law enforcement agencies.
In 2002, LRSC added a summer academy in Fargo. Another summer academy was added in Grand Forks in 2010. A spring Minot academy started in 2012, and an academy in Bismarck was started in 2014.
“The program has an almost 100 percent employment rate for graduates that actively pursue a position as a full-time police officer or deputy sheriff in North Dakota,” he continued.
Applications are currently being accepted for the Minot academy, which starts January 22nd. For more information contact Jennifer at (701) 662-1683.