37 Members Graduate From The 136th Basic Peace Officer Class

  • 1/10/2017 12:20:12 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

COLUMBUS,OH- Members of the 136th Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy.

The 37 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 26 Ohio agencies. 

The 21-week basic course began in August. The course was developed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and offers comprehensive instruction in more than 150 topics, including criminal law, traffic law, community relations, physical training, self-defense, firearms,  emergency vehicle operations, standardized field sobriety testing and electronic speed measuring devices.

Officer Margaret C.D. Blank, Bowling Green State University Police Department, was selected as class speaker by her fellow class members and addressed the assembly. 

Class honors went to the following:

Overall Top Performer – Nicholas A. Stevens, Mansfield Division of Police

Top Academics – Jesse W. Morgan, Springdale Police Department

Top Firearms – Davon Z. Donovan, Bexley Police Department

Top Physical Fitness – Nicholas A. Stevens, Mansfield Division of Police

Top Driving – Davon Z. Donovan, Bexley Police Department         

Chief Jeffrey W. Mitchell, Lebanon Division of Police, was the featured speaker for the ceremony and addressed an audience of graduates, friends, relatives and law enforcement officers. Director John Born, Department of Public Safety and Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent, provided remarks. Colonel Pride presented the certificates of training to the graduates. 

Name of graduate – Agency

Shaun C. Barnes – Zanesville Police Department

Joshua D. Bender – Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

James L. Berdysz – Parma Police Department

Margaret C.D. Blank – Bowling Green State University Police Department

Cameron A. Coates – Sharonville Police Department

Trent C.D. Curl – Washington Court House Police Department

John C. Dixon – Portsmouth Police Department

Davon Z. Donovan – Bexley Police Department

Bryce A. Edwards – Mansfield Police Department

Andrew R. Fischer – Parma Heights Police Department

Juan C.  Gallardo – West Chester Police Department

Nolan T. Gill – Delaware Police Department

Lukas D. Gobell – West Chester Police Department

Luke A. Hiltibran – Urbana Division of Police

Megan C. Kane – Parma Police Department

Ernest M. King – Lancaster Police Department

Bethany A. Kirk – Stark County Sheriff’s Office

Alyssa K. McConnell – Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Amber M. Moomey – Bowling Green Police Division

Jesse W. Morgan – Springdale Police Department

Adam N. Phillips – Washington Court House Police Department

Paul E. Pountney – Brecksville Police Department

Andrew J. Purk – Bellefontaine Police Department

Adrian D. Ramirez – Lima Police Department

Jeffrey M. Romano III – Parma Police Department

Ryan D. Sehlhorst – Bowling Green Police Division

Cameron J. Shepherd – Mansfield Division of Police

Kyle T. Shoemaker – Parma Police Department

Vincent J. Snyder – Bowling Green Police Division

Ryan J. Sopko – Parma Police Department

Brittney D. Sorrell – Hamilton Police Department

Bradley P. Staley – Bellefontaine Police Department

Nicholas A. Stevens – Mansfield Division of Police

Brandon L. Stokes – New Albany Police Department

Jacob M. Tate – Stark County Sheriff’s Office

Eric J. Taylor – Parma Heights Police Department

Jeffery A. Todorovich – Brecksville Police Department


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