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


My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.