NWF State College Recognizes Law Enforcement Academy Graduates

On July 3, 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 excited about the road ahead for our Law Enforcement Academy graduates,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, President.  “The goal of our Public Safety program is to produce highly trained public servants for the betterment of our region and its growing workforce.”

Graduates earning a vocational certificate for Law Enforcement Officer Basic (listed alphabetically) : Anthony Abel (Niceville), Philip Jason Baris (Destin), Melissa Bowles (Crestview), Matthew Burke (Pensacola), Benjamin Conrad (Mary Esther), Taylor Dalton (Fort Walton Beach), William Griffith (Crestview), Benjamin Haines (Fort Walton Beach), Joshua Hall (Crestview), Austin Jones (Crestview), Mark Kane (Crestview), Alexandria Marshall (Fort Walton Beach), Matthew Mays (Gulf Breeze), Christopher Merrill (Milton), Sabrina Phillips (Crestview), Whitney Ploof (Fort Walton Beach), Sam Rivera (Fort Walton Beach), Melissa Saenz (Navarre), Zachary Schmidt (DeFuniak Springs), Jonathon Sprague (Boca Raton), Patrick Stephenson (Milton), Robert Kennedy (Fort Walton Beach), Amanda Rader (Fort Walton Beach), Joshua Rafferty (Slocomb, Ala.), Eric Sheldon (Navarre) and Allison Williams (Niceville)

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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