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County residents complete police training

More than a dozen men and women will graduate from police basic training at Prince George’s Community College on Nov. 30.

After completing 25 weeks of training on police procedure and firearms, 16 people from the county and surrounding area are scheduled to graduate from the school’s Municipal Police Academy, which was founded in 1989. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to be hired by most of the police forces in Maryland. Their achievement was hailed by Lt. Diane Sale, the program’s director and a veteran of the county police force.

“Our graduates have received the best training available from an excellent cadre of instructors and are prepared to make a positive difference in our local communities,” she said in a statement. Beyond the Bowie police force, other graduates are scheduled to join the Amtrak Police Department and Prince George’s County Sherriff’s Department, according to a statement released by the college.

The students who are scheduled to graduate on Nov. 30 are Robert Lee Fallin, Jr. of White Plains; Thomas W. Hargrove, III of Oxon Hill; Diane T. Jessup of Suitland; Carl Johnson of Bryans Road; Benny L. McCrimmon, Jr. of District Heights; Edwin Monarrez of College Park; Thomas A. Parent of Stevensville; Kevin Penn of Silver Spring; Flor Reyes of Greenbelt; Derrick Tibbs of Damascus; Philip Trinks of Chestertown; Timothy Turner of Marbury; Hector Velasquez of Bowie; Michael Wall, Jr. of Washington, D.C.; Kenneth Wright of Oxon Hill and Charles Yuen of Upper Marlboro.

amccombs@gazette.net