Following seventeen weeks of intensive training, the Oakland Police Academy graduates its 103rd Basic Police Training class of 36 trainees on Friday, December 14. The academy is located on Oakland Community College's Auburn Hills Campus.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Following seventeen weeks of intensive training, the Oakland Police Academy graduates its 103rd Basic Police Training class of 36 trainees on Friday, December 14. The academy is located on Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus.
Commencement ceremonies begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones Johnson Theater at OCC’s Royal Oak Campus, 739 S. Washington. The principal speaker will be Waterford Police Chief Daniel McCaw.
Some students enter the Oakland Police Academy as police officer trainees after they have been accepted for employment by a law enforcement agency. The agency then sponsors the trainee in the academy’s basic police training program. In other cases, however, students are accepted directly into the academy, and then find employment after graduation.
Of the 36 students in this class one is sponsored by the Wayne State University Police Department, six are sponsored by the Dearborn Police Department, and seven are sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office. The other graduates are independent students deemed eligible for licensure by the State of Michigan.
Two basic police training classes enrolling up to 50 students are held each year. In addition, the academy presents specialized programs in such topics as police interview techniques and police dog training. Approximately 3,000 law enforcement personnel attend the Oakland Police Academy annually.
The Auburn Hills Campus of OCC is located at 2900 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills. For further information about the Oakland Police Academy contact Director of Basic Police Training Richard Tillman at 248.232.4222.
The graduates and their hometowns are:
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