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Police Academy Class 167 Completes Basic Training Program

Jun 29, 2022

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims is the guest speaker at the Basic Police Academy Completion Ceremony for Class #167.  The class of 38 cadets will celebrate the end of their basic police training on Friday, July 1, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at CrossCity Church, 2777 E. Nees Avenue in Fresno. Sheriff Mims is an alumna of the academy.  She was a graduate of Police Academy Class #14 in 1980.

FCC President, Dr. Robert Pimentel, will participate in presenting certificates.  It will be his first official day as FCC’s new president.  Joining Dr. Pimentel is Police Academy director Gary Fief, Kerman PD Chief John Golden, and Police Academy recruit training officer Shant Sheklanian. Awards will be given for top physical training, law enforcement skills, academics, and best all-around student.

Class #167 began their training on January 10, 2022. 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.

Of the 38 cadets, 35 have already been offered jobs at local agencies and will be receiving their badges at the ceremony. Agencies include police departments in Fresno, Clovis, Reedley, and Madera, also sheriff’s departments in Fresno and Madera.

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

Jonathan Abraham           Madera, CA              Fresno PD

Jordan Arreola                  Fresno, CA              

Amanda Becker                Madera, CA              Clovis PD

Jesus Campos                 Coalinga, CA           

Leslie Cardenas               Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

Nathaniel Castro              Madera, CA              Fresno PD

Arshdeep Chahal             Kerman, CA              Clovis PD

Chad Clark                       Fresno, CA               Fresno Sheriff's Office

Jacob Cox                        Clovis, CA                 Fresno PD

Andrew Delafuente           Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

Samuel Erazo                   Los Angeles, CA      Fresno PD

Coleman Escovedo          Fresno, CA               Reedley PD

Guillermo Gama               Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

Anthony Gomez               San Diego, CA         Fresno PD

Mirayha Gonzales            Firebaugh, CA          Fresno PD

Michael Hardy                  Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

Jalen Harris                      Kingsburg, CA          Fresno PD

Tyri Haynie                       Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

Eliza Hernandez               Sanger, CA               Madera SO

Ruben Hernandez            Madera, CA              Madera PD

Elias Lilly                          Clovis, CA                 Fresno PD

Jonathan Lor                    Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

John Montgomery            Clovis, CA                 Clovis PD

David Morris                     Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

Sarah Myers                     Raymond, CA           Madera SO

Jessica Peralta                 Caruthers, CA          Fresno PD

Joshua Perez-Lopez        Madera, CA              Fresno PD

Brian Peterson                 Clovis, CA                 Fresno PD

Iliana Prudente                 Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

Brian Rosas                      Gonzales, CA           Madera PD

Christopher Sanders        Lemoore, CA            Fresno PD

Amarpreet Sangha           Selma, CA                Fresno PD

Marissa Tello                    Fresno, CA               Clovis PD

Jeremy Trinh                    Oxnard, CA               Madera PD

Hayley Wilson                  Clovis, CA                

Scott Wu                           Daly City, CA            Madera PD

Nancy Xiong                     Fresno, CA               Fresno PD

Salvador Zaragoza           Merced, CA              Madera PD

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