Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College announced the graduation of 40 students who successfully completed program requirements in the Law Enforcement Skills Training Program in June 2015. A ceremony was held at the college on Saturday, June 27, with more than 350 people in attendance. This is the fifteenth 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 26, 2015. 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 Program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College has an enrollment of more than 250 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
Andrew Olek
Cloquet, MN
Christopher Cassandro
Marina Tucker
Andrew Wappes
Duluth, MN
Joshua Fellersen
Kyle Holecek
Beau Hughes
Joshua Kneeland
Alex Lemon
Joseph Mattson
Jacob Ouren
Joseph Pearson
Christopher Simons
Caleb Smith
Brian Souza
Jake Williams
Esko, MN
Brandon Monnier
Fosston, MN
Logan Goss
Hermantown, MN
Christopher Robinson
Zachary Sandstrom
Nathaniel Smith
Evan Borscheid
Moorhead, MN
Spencer Pitzel
Moose Lake, MN
Nan Webb
Mora, MN
Keith Justen
Mountain Iron, MN
Jaime McDermid
North Branch, MN
Taylor Schoonover
Rice, MN
Travis Kostreba
Saginaw, MN
Sean Clark
Sandstone, MN
Tyler Breffle
St. Paul, MN
Paul Lee
Nqoua Yang
Two Harbors, MN
John Forsberg
Christopher Ruberg
Wrenshall, MN
Patrick Gustafson
Justine Koschak
Ashland, WI
John Williams
Hancock, MI
Danica Rozich
Superior, WI
Whitney Podgorak
Tony Schroeder


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