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Police Academy Class 166 Completes Basic Training Program

Mar 21, 2022

Fresno Police Chief Paco Balderrama is the guest speaker at the Basic Police Academy Completion Ceremony for Class #166.  The class of 47 cadets will celebrate the end of their basic police training on Friday, March 25, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at CrossCity Church, 2777 E. Nees Avenue in Fresno.

Certificates will be presented by Police Academy director Gary Fief, Dean Dr. Becky Barabe, Kerman PD Chief John golden, Kingsburg PD Chief Neil Dadian and Police Academy recruit training officer Jon Pino.  Awards will be given for top physical training, law enforcement skills, academics and all-around student.

Class #166 began their training on September, 27, 2021.  The cadets successfully completed the Academy’s 1030-hour intensive format passing over 42 topical areas including 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 Police Academy is certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training to present the basic academy course.  Graduates are eligible to be hired as a police officer, deputy sheriff or district attorney investigator, Department of Insurance Investigator, Department of Motor Vehicles Investigator or Alcohol Beverage Control Investigator anywhere in California. Several other states recognize this certificate for employment.

Forty-one of the cadets have already been offered jobs at local agencies including the Fresno and Madera Sheriff’s departments, police departments in Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Coalinga, Porterville, Atascadero and Fresno State. Other employment offers are pending. Agency representatives will present badges to their hired cadets at the ceremony.

Here are the graduates listed by their hometowns.  Those who are already with an agency are indicated:

Name                                         Hometown                       Agency

Joseph Acosta                           Dinuba, CA

Ashley Adame                            East Los Angeles, CA     Merced PD

Ronald Aguilar                           Madera, CA                     Madera S.O.

Joshua Alvarez                          Novato, CA                      Clovis PD

Dorian Arellano                          Modesto, CA                   Fresno PD

Guadalupe Arroyo-Rosas          Coalinga, CA                   Coalinga PD

Rodrigo Avila                             Tulare, CA                       Fresno PD

Israel Ayarzagoitia                     Selma, CA                       Fresno S.O.

John Ayers                                 Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Jonathan Beasley                      Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Olen Budke                                Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Brandon Crockett                       Kerman, CA                     Fresno PD

Joseph Eagles                           Clovis, CA                       Fresno PD

Joseph Evans                            Morgan Hill, CA               Fresno State PD

Eric Flores                                  Sanger, CA                      Fresno S.O.

Chelsea Freitas                          Hanford, CA                    Fresno PD

Alan Garcia                                Madera, CA                     Madera S.O.

Adolfo Herrejon                          Delano, CA                      Fresno PD

Javonte Hicks                            Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Jonathan Jimenez                      Fresno, CA

Kameron Jurado                        Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Brady Kaiser                              Coalinga, CA                   Coalinga PD

Adelita Lopez                             Merced, CA                     Porterville PD

Alexis Macias                             Selma, CA

Gernijah Martin                          Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Estevan Martinez                       Madera, CA                     Chowchilla PD

Jarrod Mills                                Dade City, FL                  Fresno PD

Soloven Moua                            Clovis, CA                       Fresno PD

Christian Navarro                       Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Michael Olivas                           Fresno, CA                      Merced PD

Alfonso Perez                            Madera, CA                     Madera S.O.

Fabian Pizano                            Sacramento, CA              Fresno PD

Selenia Prudente Ambriz           Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Alejandro Quiroz                        Whittier, CA                     Porterville PD

Cristal Ramirez                          Santa Clarita, CA            Fresno PD

Esteffanni Ramirez                    Fresno, CA

Christian Ramirez                      San Jose, CA                  Fresno PD

Zachary Richards                       Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Jacob Ripoyla                            Fresno, CA

Marceles Rodriguez                   Opa-Locka, FL                Atascadero PD

Andres Rodriguez                      Kingsburg, CA                 Fresno PD

Joe Sanchez                              Reedley, CA                    Fresno PD

Coti Seese                                 Coalinga, CA                   Coalinga PD

Megan Smith                              Fresno, CA                      Madera S.O.

Jelen Taylor                               Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Mongchayeng Thao                   Fresno, CA                      Fresno PD

Macklin Williams                        Kingsburg, CA

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