Seventeen Recruits Graduate From Hancock's Law Enforcement Training Academy

Class #116 began training in July

LE Academy Class #116 Graduation CeremonyDECEMBER 5, 2018--Seventeen recruits saw their sacrifice, hard work and dedication over the last 21 weeks pay off on Wednesday as they graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Law Enforcement Academy. The college held a graduation ceremony for Class #116 at its state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.

“There’s no better training place for first responders in California or the entire West Coast than this facility here,” said Hancock Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D. “When something goes wrong at your house and someone responds in this area, the nurse or firefighter or EMT or police officer who responds is likely an Allan Hancock College graduate who received the best training possible.”

Recruits started training at the Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc in July. Nearly 850 hours of training later, each recruit shot more than 35,000 rounds of ammunition, passed 26 written exams and 14 scenario exams, as well as successfully completed testing for arrest and control, physical training, report writing and emergency vehicle operations.

Deputy Joshua McClenathen with the San Luis Obispo County Sherriff’s Office was named the class valedictorian.

University of California, Santa Barbara Chief of Police Dustin Olson delivered the keynote address.

Sponsoring/Hiring Departments of Class 116:

Independents (2): Eric Aranda, Matthew Barksdale

Arroyo Grande Police Department (1): Chad Geismann

Atascadero Police Department (1): Zachary Yeaman-Sanchez

Lompoc Police Department (1): Gabriel Molina

Paso Robles Police Department (1): Trevor Aguilar

San Luis Obispo Police Department (2): Donald Peck, Matthew Perlette

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office (3): Joshua McClenathen, Paul Phillips, Dominic Tartaglia

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office (4): Guadalupe Ibarra, Miranda Moreno, Flavio Vargas, Gordon Williams

Santa Maria Police Department (1): Calvin Chen

University of CA Santa Barbara Police Department (1): Clarissa Carcamo

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Caption: Seventeen recruits graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Law Enforcement Academy on Wednesday, December 5, at the state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.

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Last Modified Dec 5, 2018