Pima County Sheriff's Department

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Tucson, AZ 85714
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Press Release

Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy, Class of 2013 Graduation

Sent on 5/30/2013 5:34:53 PM

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department proudly announces the graduation of its Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy, class of 2013. The graduation ceremony is scheduled for May 31, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at the Pima Community College West Campus and will take place in the Proscenium Theater. Recruits began their journey of becoming certified law enforcement officers 20 weeks earlier. The full-time academy consisted of theoretical and practical instruction, including defensive tactics, driver’s training, firearms training, etc. Recruits took numerous exams and quizzes, had to pass a driver’s test, and qualify with their firearms. They had to combat physical assailants and pass two different sets of fitness assessments. Finally they had to pass a comprehensive final exam, administered by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) that consisted of over 400 multiple choice questions. This class will graduate twenty-two recruits to become law enforcement officers (nineteen deputies, two officers with the Oro Valley Police Department and one officer with the United States Air Force Security Police/ Reserve Deputy for the Pima County Sheriff’s Department). They represent a wide array of professional backgrounds, to include an archeologist, an insurance salesman, and several former military members, ranging in age from 21 to 46. Please join us in congratulating the recruits on their successful completion of this Academy. Following the graduation, the newly sworn law enforcement officers will receive additional, agency-specific instruction, and complete a field training program. Following is a list of graduating recruits: • Jeffrey Abbate • Gregorio Ciasca • Lynsey M. Cole • Steven Copp • Richard E. Coz • Robert S. Fennesy • Cody W. Gress • Luis E. Guerrero • Robert Cade Hansen • Tanner S. Henry • Laurel R. Holl • Kristopher V. Joyce • Matthew J. Lesage • Michael S. McGrogan • Justin S. Petersen • Adrian G. Ruiz • Adam M. Schoonover • Daniel G. Sharp Jr. • Joshua E. Terpstra • Donald J. Warden Jr. • Tyler S. Nicholson • Weston K. Barkley


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