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 For Immediate Release: January 6, 2017
Contact: Lieutenant Robert Sellers (614) 752-2792

37 Officers Graduate from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class

COLUMBUS – Members of the 136th Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy. The 37 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 26 Ohio agencies.

The 21-week basic course began in August. The course was developed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and offers comprehensive instruction in more than 150 topics, including criminal law, traffic law, community relations, physical training, self-defense, firearms,  emergency vehicle operations, standardized field sobriety testing and electronic speed measuring devices.

Officer Margaret C.D. Blank, Bowling Green State University Police Department, was selected as class speaker by her fellow class members and addressed the assembly. 

Class honors went to the following:
Overall Top Performer – Nicholas A. Stevens, Mansfield Division of Police
Top Academics – Jesse W. Morgan, Springdale Police Department
Top Firearms – Davon Z. Donovan, Bexley Police Department
Top Physical Fitness – Nicholas A. Stevens, Mansfield Division of Police
Top Driving – Davon Z. Donovan, Bexley Police Department

Chief Jeffrey W. Mitchell, Lebanon Division of Police, was the featured speaker for the ceremony and addressed an audience of graduates, friends, relatives and law enforcement officers. Director John Born, Department of Public Safety and Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent, provided remarks. Colonel Pride presented the certificates of training to the graduates.

 

First Name, MI

Last Name

Agency

Shaun C.

Barnes

Zanesville Police Department

Joshua D.

Bender

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

James L.

Berdysz

Parma Police Department

Margaret C.D.

Blank

Bowling Green State University Police Department

Cameron A.

Coates

Sharonville Police Department

Trent C.D.

Curl

Washington Court House Police Department

John C.

Dixon

Portsmouth Police Department

Davon Z.

Donovan

Bexley Police Department

Bryce A.

Edwards

Mansfield Police Department

Andrew R.

Fischer

Parma Heights Police Department

Juan C.

Gallardo

West Chester Police Department

Nolan T.

Gill

Delaware Police Department

Lukas D.

Gobell

West Chester Police Department

Luke A.

Hiltibran

Urbana Division of Police

Megan C.

Kane

Parma Police Department

Ernest M.

King

Lancaster Police Department

Bethany A.

Kirk

Stark County Sheriff’s Office

Alyssa K.

McConnell

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

Amber M.

Moomey

Bowling Green Police Division

Jesse W.

Morgan

Springdale Police Department

Adam N.

Phillips

Washington Court House Police Department

Paul E.

Pountney

Brecksville Police Department

Andrew J.

Purk

Bellefontaine Police Department

Adrian D.

Ramirez

Lima Police Department

Jeffrey M.

Romano III

Parma Police Department

Ryan D.

Sehlhorst

Bowling Green Police Division

Cameron J.

Shepherd

Mansfield Division of Police

Kyle T.

Shoemaker

Parma Police Department

Vincent J.

Snyder

Bowling Green Police Division

Ryan J.

Sopko

Parma Police Department

Brittney D.

Sorrell

Hamilton Police Department

Bradley P.

Staley

Bellefontaine Police Department

Nicholas A.

Stevens

Mansfield Division of Police

Brandon L

Stokes

New Albany Police Department

Jacob M.

Tate

Stark County Sheriff’s Office

Eric J.

Taylor

Parma Heights Police Department

Jeffery A.

Todorovich

Brecksville Police Department


 

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