L.E.O. Academy Graduates Class 11
Simpson Co. Law Enforcement Academy graduates eleventh class
WESSON- Copiah-Lincoln Community College Workforce Education in partnership with the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office recently recognized students who completed the Simpson County Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy (SCLEOTA). Cadets participated in over 350 hours of rigorous training including but not limited to firearms, self-defense, use of force, civil liability, wildlife training, and active shooter. Upon successful completion, cadets are eligible to hold a part-time law enforcement training certificate as long as he or she is employed by a law enforcement agency.
SCLEOTA is authorized to teach under the State of MS Board of Minimum Standards and Training for Law Enforcement Officers. The academy is staffed by State Certified Law Enforcement Officers and managed by Co-Lin Workforce Education Coordinator Robin Mitchell.
The recent graduation event for Class XI cadets was held at Co-Lin’s Simpson County Center and included a host of speakers and well-wishers. Pelahatchie Police Chief Joe Daughtry served as the keynote speaker. SCLEOTA Instructor Dr. Neal Wailes presented graduate recognitions including Matthew Kaulfers, Most Outstanding Firearms Graduate; and Adrian Durr, Physical Fitness Award, Most Outstanding Academic Graduate Award, and Most Outstanding Overall Graduate Award. Graduation certificates were presented by Sheriff and Academy Director Greg Reynolds. Class XI graduating cadets included Seminary Police Department sponsored cadet Ryan Bonds, Adrian Durr, Steve Goodman, Marcus James, Matthew Kauflers, Ashley McDuffey, Michael Schuler, Amanda Warren, and Sytaria Weathersby. Class XI Refresher Graduate 2019 Seminary Police Department Chief Jim Williams. A reception for cadets and their families was held following the ceremony.