Leachville officer completes Basic Police Training Course

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Kasey Shepard

Kasey Shepard of the Leachville Police Department was one of 49 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course 2017-B at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas.

The 13-week, 577-hour course which began Aug. 21, 2014, 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. Each 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 was 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the Randolph County Development Center on the campus of Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.

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