Eighteen recruits graduated from Allan Hancock College’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy on Dec. 10 at the college’s Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.
The graduating recruits of class #118 gathered with their friends and families to celebrate the completion of the challenging 21-week academy, which prepared the group to enter careers as peace officers. Nearly all of the recruits have already been hired by local law enforcement agencies.
“This is the core of what we do as a community college. We proudly train our public servants,” said Hancock Superintendent/President Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D. “These are the people who you want to be there to help you on your very worst day.” In order to graduate, the recruits were required to successfully pass Hancock’s Basic Law Enforcement Academy.