The Class of 2012 of the Pima County Sheriff's Department will graduate on Friday, July 20, 2012
Entered On: July 19, 2012, 11:31 am
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department proudly announces the graduation of its law enforcement academy class of 2012. The graduation ceremony is scheduled for July 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. and will take place in the Proscenium Theater on the Pima Community College West campus.
Recruits of this class began their journey of becoming certified law enforcement officers 20 weeks earlier. The full-time academy consisted of theoretical and practical instruction, including defensive tactics, driver’s training, shooting, etc. Recruits took 14 exams, 18 quizzes, had to pass a driver’s test and qualify with their firearms. They had to combat physical assailants and pass two different sets of fitness assessments. Finally and only a few days ago, they had to pass a comprehensive final exam, administered by the Arizona Peace Officer Standard and Training Board (AZ POST).
This particular class will graduate 30 recruits to become law enforcement officers (29 deputies and 1 officer for the Sahuarita Police Department). They represent a wide array of professional backgrounds, to include a pastor and several former military members, with ages ranging from 21 to 46 years.
Please join us in congratulating the recruits on their successful completion of this academy. Following the graduation, the newly sworn law enforcement officers will receive additional, agency-specific instruction, which will then lead to a 12-week-long program of field training.
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