Southwestern Illinois College Police Academy graduates Session 138

The Southwestern Illinois College Police Academy recently celebrated the graduation of Session 138. The SWIC Police Academy is an intensive academic and physical training program designed to prepare recruits to enter a career in law enforcement. It is one of only seven police academies in Illinois. Graduates include, from left, front row: Officer Leonard L. Bowen of the Rock Island Police Department, Officer Kelsey A. Bowman of the McLeansboro Police Department, Officer Ethan A. Brinson of the Belleville Police Department, Officer Thomas C. Carlock of the Jacksonville Police Department, Officer Alexander R. DeWall of the East Alton Police Department, Officer Nathan R. Eck of the Flora Police Department – Winner Academic Honors Award; second row: Officer Gregory M. Ferguson of the Rock Island Police Department – Winner Defense Tactics Award, Officer Claudia P. Gallegos of the Belleville Police Department, Officer Brandon T. Genenbacher of the Hamilton Police Department, Officer Timothy D. Herink of the Farmington Police Department, Officer Adam S. Heuser of the Madison Police Department, Officer Gary C. Hoaks of the Clifton Police Department; third row: Officer Mason T. Ingram of the Waterloo Police Department – Winner Jeremy Chambers Top Gun Firearms Award, Officer Tyler R. Johnson (of Fairmount) of the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Officer Samantha K. Jones of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department, Officer Andrew R. Krump of the Columbia Police Department, Officer Joshua D. Lee of the Oregon Police Department, Intern Katelyn M. Lucia (of Highland) of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, Officer John P. Lulek of the Arthur Police Department, Officer Jordan M. May (of Collinsville) of the SWIC Public Safety Department– Winner Best Overall in Physical Fitness Award; fourth row: Officer Tylor G. McBride of the Litchfield Police Department, Intern Lane G. Messerli (of Greenville) of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, Officer James B. Miller of the Prophetstown Police Department – Winner Most Improved Over all in Physical Fitness Award, Officer Jordan M. Miller of the Belleville Police Department, Officer Joseph R. Myers of the Cahokia Police Department, Officer Raymond J. Navarro of the Burnham Police Department, Officer Justin L. Nollau of the Belleville Police Department, Officer Andrew R. M. Ray of the Flora Police Department – Class President and Southern Illinois Police Chief’s Association Most Outstanding Officer Award; fifth row: Officer Joel R. Rush of the Belleville Police Department, Officer Cydny T. Saxer of the Jacksonville Police Department, Deputy Jacob M. Seed (of Lawrenceville) of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, Intern Scott Waldrup (of Mascoutah) of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, Officer Bryant J. Weaver of the Sesser Police Department, Officer Justin S. Webb of the McLeansboro Police Department and Officer Tyler M. Wildrick of the Havana Police Department.