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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