May 30, 2013
OCC Police Academy Graduation Set for June 21

Following seventeen weeks of intensive training, the Oakland Police Academy graduates its 104th Basic Police Training class of 33 trainees on Friday, June 21.  The academy is located on Oakland Community College’s Auburn Hills Campus.

 

Commencement ceremonies begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones Johnson Theater at OCC’s Royal Oak Campus, 739 S. Washington.  The principal speaker will be 51st District Court Judge, the Honorable Jodine Debbrecht.

 

Some students enter the Oakland Police Academy as police officer trainees after they have been accepted for employment by a law enforcement agency.  The agency then sponsors the trainee in the academy’s basic police training program.  In other cases students are accepted directly into the academy, and then find employment after graduation.

 

Of the 33 trainees in this class, two are sponsored by the Dearborn Police Department.  One each is sponsored by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office and the Novi Police Department.  The other graduates are independent students deemed eligible for licensure by the State of Michigan.

 

Two basic police training classes enrolling up to 50 students are held each year.  In addition, the academy presents specialized programs in such topics as police interview techniques and police dog training.  Approximately 3,000 law enforcement personnel attend the Oakland Police Academy annually.

 

The Auburn Hills Campus of OCC is located at 2900 Featherstone Road in Auburn Hills.  For further information about the Oakland Police Academy contact Director of Basic Police Training Richard Tillman at 248.232.4222.

 

      The graduates and their hometowns are:

 


 

Name

Hometown

Name

Hometown

Mark Aldrich

Plymouth

Victoria Madge

Royal Oak

Brian Burke

Clawson

Gerard Marschall

Auburn Hills

Estera Chochla

Hamtramck

Jeremy Meiser

Lake Orion

James Cinnamond

Grosse Pointe

Brendon Moquin

Clarkston

John Corder

Swartz Creek

Brandon Murphey

Detroit

Charles Corley

Detroit

Eric Nelson

Rochester Hills

Christina Doolan

Farmington Hills

Brandon Perry

Detroit

Emily Dove

Rochester Hills

William Prestidge

Sterling Heights

Derek Edler

Troy

Chivas Rivers

Oak Park

Scott Flarity

Madison Heights

Brian Ross

Flint

Justin Gekiere

Harrison Twp.

Andrew Rougeau

Madison Heights

Troy Hairston

Birmingham

Christopher Smith

Southfield

Brian Jenkins

Hartland

Michael Tesmer

Metemora

Edward Johnson

Dearborn Heights

Muhieddine Turk

Farmington Hills

Bryan Johnston

Pinckney

Paul Wisniewski

Armada

Michael Jusino

Otisville

Martin Youhanna

Royal Oak

Joseph Larson

Clarkston

 

 

 

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