47 cadets graduate from Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Academy
Published 11:56 pm Friday, June 17, 2022
Forty-seven cadets graduated from the Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Academy on June 10. These cadets mark the 124th class at the academy.
Based at the college’s Niswonger Campus in Greeneville, the academy is an intensive nine-week, 480-hour program. Upon completion, students are awarded the technical certificate in Basic Law Enforcement Officer Education and are eligible to apply for certification by the Police Officers Standards and Training Commission as a certified peace officer in the state of Tennessee after being employed by a law enforcement agency.
The program is part of the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy established at Walters State by the POST Commission. It is also part of the college’s Public Safety Center of Emphasis, a designation recognizing its outstanding record in career preparation.
Among local graduates were Erin Potter of Elizabethton, a member of the Elizabethton Police Dept., and Jonathan Lunceford of Mountain City, a member of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Dept.