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Mansfield University Police Academy graduates 18 students

MANSFIELD –The Mansfield University Police Academy graduated 18 cadets from the 36th class of municipal police on Nov. 2 in Straughn Hall.

Academy director Scott Henry opened the graduation ceremony before Charles Patterson, president of Mansfield University, and Ian Creech, class representative, gave remarks.

Pennsylvania State Representative Clint Owlett delivered the graduation address and U.S. Congressman Fred Keller congratulated the cadets on their dedication to law enforcement. Tioga County Commissioners Mark Hamilton, Erick Coolidge and Roger Bunn also attended the ceremony.

Brett Garbrick, of Williamsport, was presented with The Barbara Butcher Top Physical Fitness Award and The Keith Graver Top Firearms Award while Creech, of Coudersport, was awarded The James Fox Top Driver Award and The Christine Shegan Top Academic Award.

The Mansfield University Police Academy is an Act 120 program certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is required for anyone seeking to become a municipal police officer in Pennsylvania.

The program requires 919 hours of instruction and utilizes certified instructors who are employed in the law enforcement and legal fields. The academy is available on a full-time and part-time basis.

2019 Police Academy graduates

WILLIAMSPORT — Antonio Blackson, Brett Garbrick, Courtney Gleco, Joseph Katalinas.

CLINTON COUNTY — Destiny Marshall.

COLUMBIA CROSSROADS — Tori Fitzwater.

COUDERSPORT — Ian Creech.

COWANESQUE — Gaven DeWert.

ELKLAND — Scott Tanner.

JERSEY SHORE — Tristan Johnson.

MORRIS — David Fizzano.

SAYRE — Seth Murrelle.

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Trent Dunlap.

WOOLRICH — Eryn Suttle.

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