The Butte College's 132nd Law Enforcement Academy held a graduation ceremony on December 12 at the Paradise Alliance Church. Twenty six recruits who successfully completed the academy officially became peace officers in the State of California.
Awards and scholarships were presented to the following cadets: top athlete: Darren Hull; top driver: Victoria Bonilla; top academic: Randy Raglin; Seth Edwards: Dave Mobilio Memorial Scholarship; and Brenton Souza: Lance Utterback Memorial Scholarship. Keynote Speaker was Mario Rodriguez with the Commission on Peace Officer Standards & Training.
The Butte College Law Enforcement Academy has trained cadets for 30 years and graduated over 5,000 students. The program is approved by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.). P.O.S.T. requires law enforcement recruits to receive a minimum of 664 hours of training. Our program exceeds this requirement and offers approximately 900 hours of instruction in the 42 separate topics needed to enter the exciting and rewarding law enforcement career field. Recruits will also be enrolled in a Critical Skills course which is part of academy orientation.