July 29, 2011

Ceremony at WNC Carson City

Peace Officer Academy Cadets Celebrate Success

WNC 2011 POST Academy Graduates
WNC 2011 POST Academy Graduates

The Western Nevada State Peace Officer Academy honored 18 cadets in a commencement ceremony on Friday, July 29, at Western Nevada College. The cadets successfully completed the rigorous 30.5-credit program over the past seven months, and are now eligible to take the Peace Officer Standards and Training exam. Many are also completing Associate of Applied Science degrees at WNC. They can now apply for positions in law enforcement that require Category I, II, or III certifications.

2011 graduates include:
Carson City - Mitchell Tennant Brantingham, Adam Jeremy Brendel, Michael Harter, Chad Michael Plattsmier, Melanie A. Porter, Justin Tyler Pruitt, John Paul Thayer
Dayton - Jerry Lee Peek
Reno - Terence Orlando Burnham, Richard William Fey, Richard Philip Marchant, Jacek Krzysztof Sobol, Jeremey Allen Zichosch
Sparks - Joshua Edward Chaney, Jose Gonzalez, Erik Vernon Pruitt, Brandon Daniel Sheffield
Stagecoach - Jesse Lloyd Mandoki

Cadets receiving additional honors include: Melanie A. Porter, valedictorian; Brandon Sheffield and Jacek Sobol, Top Gun for competition on the firing range; Sheffield and Michael Harter, Top Gun for the emergency vehicle operations course; and Mitchell Brantingham, top sharpshooter.

One student has already been hired by the Lovelock Police Department, and another has signed a letter of intent to work for the Nevada Highway Patrol. Eight others are sworn law enforcement reserve officers with the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Storey County Sheriff's Office, or the University of Nevada, Reno.


For additional information, please contact:
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Carson City, NV 89703
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