Area police officers complete Academy training
Officer Keith Evans of the Leachville Police Department and Officer Jason V. Mace of the Manila Police Department were among the 48 officers who participated in Basic Police Training Course 2002-A at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas.
The 13-week, 582-hour course beginning Jan. 14 included instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, legal, educational, technical skills, and practical exercises.
In each course, emphasis is placed upon the officers achieving excellence in both academic subjects and firearms training. An officer must maintain an academic score of at least 70 percent on each examination, and consistently fire at least 80 percent during firearms training exercises to successfully complete all phases of the course.
Graduation ceremonies were conducted April 12 in the Randolph County Development Center on the campus of Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.