Law Enforcement Academy Cadet Graduation

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Photo identification: From left to right - First row: La'Donna Smith, Richard Cruz, Rosa Soto, Philip Blunt. Second row: Cameron Dolezal, Clinton Christie, Robert Coulter, Damian Brown, Jesses Manning, Jr. Back Row: Bradley Bass, Anthony Garcia, Gerrit Wolfhagen, Clint Curry, Joseph Cannon, Christopher Fassel. Not shown: Brandon Huble and Adam Duran

Seventeen Lone Star College-North Harris Law Enforcement Academy graduates crossed the college's Performing Arts Theatre stage on Feb. 5, 2008 to receive certificates of completion-signifying their accomplishments. The cadets will now move into a wide-variety of law enforcement careers.

The college's Law Enforcement Academy is offered at the Lone Star College-Greenspoint Center. The program meets the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) requirements for peace officer certification. After successful completion of these courses, a person is eligible to take the state licensing examination to be a peace officer.

Completing this program is a great accomplishment according to Jimmy Adams, dean of LSC-North Harris' Workforce Training and Community Development, which offers the Law Enforcement Academy training.

"It was a long journey to complete the 660-hour peace officer training program," says Adams. "For the past five months, these students have been in class Monday through Friday and sometimes all-day Saturday. It required dedication, sacrifice, a tremendous amount of study and the ability to learn and retain a great amount of complex material. They have met the challenge and we celebrate the beginning of their careers of protecting and serving the citizens of our State."

For more information or to receive an application packet for the Law Enforcement Academy, call 281.260.3599.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: NorthHarris.LoneStar.edu . 

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. It is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu .

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