Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced the graduation of 32 students who successfully completed program requirements in the Law Enforcement Skills Training Program during Summer Session 2018. A ceremony was held at the college on Friday, June 29, with more than 300 people in attendance. This is the 18th group of students to participate in the Law Enforcement Skills Training Program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
Students completed the intensive hands-on training on June 29, 2018. The 500 hours of skill training is required of all individuals seeking careers as peace officers in Minnesota. Students complete classroom training in addition to participating in the skills training program. After classroom and skills training, students are required to pass the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board exam to become eligible for employment as a peace officer in Minnesota.
Skills training topics include: accident investigation, bombs and explosives, civil disturbance calls, mobile field force, crimes in progress response, domestic violence investigation and intervention, drug interdiction, DWI detection and standardized field sobriety testing, emergency vehicle operations, radar enforcement, traffic stops, crime scene investigation, gang education, drug and controlled substance investigations, report writing, aerosol chemical weapons and chemical agents, pressure point control tactics, and firearm training.
The Law Enforcement Skills Instructor of the Year Award as selected by the students was given to Erik Peterson, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department Deputy who teaches firearms, and the Les Northrup Award recognizing student leadership and outstanding extra effort was given to graduating student Christopher Huard of Cloquet.
The Law Enforcement Program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has an enrollment of more than 200 students each year, making it one of the most popular programs offered at the college, and one of the largest Law Enforcement training programs in Minnesota.
The following students successfully completed the Law Enforcement Skills Program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College:
Anoka MN
Rathsavong Keanu Phousirith
Bigfork MN
Kyle Steven Bloom
Blaine MN
Benjamin John Bulman
Cloquet MN
Cole Kendrick Barkos
Travis Stephen Bartlett
Jared Everett Braveheart
Kello Demarcus Brown
Jordan Lee Diver
Christopher John Huard
Molly Marie Martinson
Kaylee Jo McMillen
August Jay Reynolds
Bronson Donald Wehr
Duluth MN
Kelsey Renee Davis
Thea Grace Gagnon
Tyler Nicholas Gronseth
Dain Arlen Peterson
Benjamin Charles Rouse
Jason Christopher Traver
Eagan MN
Jamie Lynn Lindboe
Gilbert MN
Nicholas Aaron Peterson
Hibbing MN
Josh M Kuusinen
Hinckley MN
Stephon Alexander Buckhanan
Roy Lee Fletcher
Lakeville MN
Marissa Rae Beckman
Oakdale MN
Chelsea Jean Smith
Saginaw MN
Caleb T Hjelle
Silver Bay MN
Sean Dale Bergman
Wells MN
Anthony John Willette
Wrenshall MN
Dakota Barney
San Diego CA
Jose Vidal Plascencia
Neenah WI
Andrew Janikowski


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