More than 250 attendees were on hand at the Lone Star College Law Enforcement Academy's graduation ceremony on Dec. 20 to see 41 successful cadets walk across the stage and receive their pins.
The ceremony, held at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, marks the cadets’ successful completion of LSC-University Park's Peace Officer Training Program. The program prepares cadets intellectually, ethically and physically to enter into a department’s field training program and to assume the responsibilities of a peace officer of the 21st century.
“The success of these cadets is the result of their hard work and perseverance, and a staff dedicated to providing professional training,” said LSC-University Park President Shah Ardalan.
“We strive to be the community’s college and we’re proud to be able to help contribute to the safety and health of our community in this way,” Ardalan said.
The keynote address was delivered by Chief Deputy Matthew Rodrigue of Montgomery County Precinct 3, who outlined the importance of character, leadership, and courage in a police officer. Ryan Moffitt of Moffitt Caswell Southern Trucking also spoke to the group.
Representatives from the Humble ISD Police Department and the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office attended the ceremony and officially welcomed new officers in a traditional “pinning ceremony” with the cadets and members of their families.
Ardalan pointed out that this class of 41 cadets had a 100-percent pass rate on the state licensing exam.
Various law enforcement agencies are active in recruiting and hiring graduates from the Law Enforcement Academy. For more information, email LEAUP@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.5025.
LSC-University Park is one of the fasted growing community college campuses in the country. Located in the former Compaq Computer’s world headquarters complex on 71 acres, it houses a University Center with two university partners – University of Houston-Downtown and University of Houston. It is also home to a Law Enforcement Academy, the college’s Energy and Manufacturing Institute, iSchoolHigh-a charter high school, several business partners and Lone Star Corporate College. Under its first President, Shah Ardalan, LSC-University Park has been recognized nationally as a model for the innovative college of the 21st century. The college is located at the corner of State Highway 249 and Louetta Road. For more information about LSC-University Park, call 281.290.2600 or visit LoneStar.edu/UP.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 98,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.