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Milestone Class #150 Police Academy Graduation

Jun 21, 2018

Milestone Class #150 Police Academy Graduation

Friday, June 29, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Old Administration Building Auditorium

On Friday, June 29, 2018, the Fresno City College Police Academy will reach a major milestone in the history of the program with the graduation of Class #150.  Class #150, which began on January 8, 2018, includes 46 cadets who completed the Academy’s 1030-hour intensive format.

With the 150th graduation, more than 6,000 cadets have been trained to go into the law enforcement community since 1973. 

The event will be held in the Old Administration Building Auditorium beginning at 3:00 p.m. To commemorate the historic event, California Assemblyman Jim Patterson, a strong supporter of FCC Police Academy graduates, will be the keynote speaker.

“The police academy is important to our community because we provide cadets to support our law enforcement/correctional Training Partners.  All of our training is designed to ensure our communities have the best trained personnel to make our communities a safe place to live,” said Gary Fief, Director of the FCC Police Academy. 

Class #150 graduates have successfully passed all segments of a very rigorous curriculum in over 42 topical areas that included criminal law, investigations, patrol and juvenile procedures, vehicle operations, traffic, emergency management, first aid, professionalism and ethics, physical training, and many other related subjects.

The FCC Police Academy was one of the first college-based academies in the state of California. When the program began in 1973, two basic academies and two advanced officer courses that trained approximately 125 students a year was provided. Today the academy provides five basic academies, over 65 advanced officer courses, Probations courses, Recertification courses, out of state waiver testing, and Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation courses for newly assigned Detective/Investigators and Dispatch Training.

This Police Academy is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to present the basic academy course.  A graduate is eligible to be hired as a police officer, deputy sheriff or district attorney investigator anywhere in California. Several other states recognize this certificate for employment. 


Class #150 graduates and their hometowns

Caruthers: Samuel Butler

Clovis: Cooper Barrette, David Cervantes-Johnson, Martin Fabbian, Garrett Hale, Jon Kol, Erica Lowery, Darrius Mehring-Ford, Andrew Moreno, Ryan Morin, and Kevin Roseen>

Coalinga: Aaron Morris

Firebaugh: Tristian Diedrich

Fresno: Gregory Bracamonte, Bryce Contreras, Monica Delgadillo, Devin Franco, Gregory Gedese, Wyatt Gorman, Rogelio Ibarra, Cory Lynch, Eryk Lysdahl, Dominik Mendez, Caitlin Miller, Lawrence Missel, Jacob Pennington, and Josue Ruiz-Alaniz

Kerman: Kyle Carey

Kingsburg: Pablo Godinez

Los Angeles: Vianca Munoz

Mariposa: William Crane, Harold Nolen, and Brandon Roberson

Merced: David Benavidez, Timothy Farmer, and Shaun Kramer

Oakhurst: Joshua Reina

Orange Cove: Ismael Alvarez

Reedley: Joseph Adolph

Sacramento: Tevon Prevostini

Sanger: John Arenas, Rosario Guillen, and Richard Jamieson

Selma: Michael Rodriguez

South San Francisco: Joseph Ivani

Visalia: Cristian Barrrera

Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Gary Fief or Jim Edison at 559.442.8277.

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