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Law Enforcement Skills Training Program 2019 Graduation Ceremony

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced the graduation of 48 students who successfully completed program requirements in the Law Enforcement Skills Training Program during Summer Session 2019. A ceremony was held at the college on Friday, June 28, with more than 400 people in attendance. This is the 19th 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 28, 2019. 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, DUI 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, community policing, professional ethics, and firearm training.

The Law Enforcement Skills Instructor of the Year Award as selected by the students was given to Matthew O’Hara, Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy and a 2001 graduate of Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College who teaches emergency vehicle operations, traffic stops, Below 100, and also coordinates the North Shore leg of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The Les Northrup Award recognizing student leadership and outstanding extra effort was given to graduating student Michael Bradley of Duluth.

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:

Callahan, FL
David Jones, Jr.

Keystone Heights, FL
Mitchell Walker

Chisago City, MN
Georgia Gates

Coon Rapids MN
Leah Hennum-Stone

Duluth, MN
Willem Aldrich
Michael Bradley
Mikayla Cozzi
Richard Egge, III
Kyler Erickson
Olivia Gottschald
Lucas Hedin
Sarah Holappa
Alixendra Jolin
Samuel Kucera
Bryton Lutzka
Aaron Peterson
Shawn Pierce
Justin Pohlman
Danielle Sauve
Brandon Solem

Edina, MN
Laura Nelson

Finlayson, MN
Joshua Martin
Preston Oetterer

Grand Rapids, MN
Riley McLean

Kerrick, MN
Bryan Keinanen

LeSueur, MN
Spencer Stockwell

Mantorville, MN
Tracy Asche

Minnetonka, MN
Preston Dull

Mora, MN
Tyler Orr

Proctor, MN
Joe Carter
Brodie Nordquist

Rosemount, MN
Ashley Rosel

Silver Bay, MN
Caleb Fischer
Eben Fischer

St. Cloud, MN
Theodore Olson

Sturgeon Lake, MN
Ryan Manley

Twin Valley, MN
Andrea Habedank

Two Harbors, MN
Katherine Ochtrup
Alison Poe-Johnson

Willow River, MN
Nicholas Kenyon

Kansas City, MO
Harrison Dudley

Iron River, WI
Alida Hogan

Somerset, WI
Connor Haukom
Paul Morales, II

Superior, WI
Noah Buhr
Noah Dipuma
Morgan Gramstrup

Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Ryan Duxbury