The UC Clermont College Police Academy celebrated the graduation of 27 students who have spent the last five months in the Ohio Peace Officer Basic Training Course offered through the Clermont College Criminal Justice Technology Program. The ceremony took place in the Krueger Auditorium on the Batavia campus on August 18.
Clermont County Sheriff A.J. “Tim” Rodenberg gave the keynote address to the graduates. Sheriff Rodenberg is an instructor in both the Criminal Justice Program and the Police Academy, and also serves as a charter member of the Clermont College Criminal Justice Advisory Board, which guides and makes recommendations on curricular issues at the college.
“We are very proud of the fact that we are one of only two colleges in Ohio who have folded the Basic Police Academy into our academic curriculum. Our graduates finish their time here with both their associate degree in Criminal Justice and their Ohio Peace Officer Training Certificate. This makes them marketable in a tough market and valuable to our consumers – the local law enforcement community,” said Associate Professor Ed Bridgeman, head of the Criminal Justice Technology Program.
For more information about the Police Academy, please contact David Gregory, Program Director, Office of Safety Services and Police Academy at 513-558-7408 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website www.ucclermont.edu/academics/police_academy.html.