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OJC Press Release ID: 3032

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

OJC Graduated the 44th Law Enforcement Academy May 5


On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Otero Junior College graduated its 44th class of Law Enforcement Academy students since its establishment in 1999. These 10 students have completed their Basic Peace Officer Training in a 17-week intensive training at the OJC campus.

Along with Vincent Fraker, academy director, the OJC President, Tim Alvarez and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Calandra Lockhart attended and addressed the graduates.

Graduates from the Spring LEA class are as follows:

Trevor Buchanan, Yuma
Brandy Churchwell, Brighton
Tyson Duran, La Junta
Caylan Garcia, Las Animas
Christopher Holmes, Yuma
Jacob Marlow, Las Animas
Alton McGuffin, Sterling
Levi Page, La Junta
Raul Pineda, Lamar
Morgan Stephens, Trinidad

According to Fraker, all students have already been hired by agencies and will begin in these roles once they have completed the Colorado Peace Officer Certification Test.

The OJC Law Enforcement Training Academy is an intensive 17-week, 40-semester-hour training course. The Academy is staffed by veteran certified peace officers and career professionals who teach the latest in law enforcement techniques using state-of-the-art equipment. The course-work offered by the Academy is continually upgraded each semester and is designed to prepare students to take the Colorado POST examination to become Colorado Certified Peace Officers. Classes are held daily from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with occasional evening training classes. This is a rigorous course targeted to persons focused on long-term law enforcement careers.

Enrollment for the Fall Law Enforcement Training Academy is now open. For more information about the registration process, contact Vincent Fraker, academy director at 719-384-6867.

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OJC President, Tim Alvarez, addresses the 44th group of Law Enforcement Academy graduates in a small ceremony on May 5.