The Central Oregon Reserve Law Enforcement Officer Academy held commencement exercises for the class of 2006 in Redmond High School auditorium last Saturday, with 15 graduating.
The graduates represent five Central Oregon Law Enforcement agencies including the Sheriff’s Offices of Deschutes and Jefferson Counties, and the Police Departments of Bend, Prineville, and Redmond.
In successfully completing the 395 hours of intensive Academy training, each graduate met established performance standards of Oregon’s Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
The graduates returned to their respective agencies as sworn Reserve Peace Officers and began their assigned duties under the supervision of a field training officer. Six of the graduates earned 21 lower division college credits through Chemekta Community College.
The Academy is a cooperative effort of Central Oregon’s Law Enforcement Agencies. This years Academy was sponsored by the Bend Police Department and conducted at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office in the MAC Training Center. The Academy instructional staff consists of regular and reserve law enforcement officers from the participating agencies, the Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook County District Attorney’s Offices, the Oregon State Police, and a number of individuals from various civic and governmental organizations.