From South Plains College:
LEVELLAND – South Plains College will host the 2011-12 Evening Police Academy graduation Tuesday (July 24) at 6 p.m. in the Sundown Room in the Student Services Building on the Levelland campus.
The members of the graduating class are Jose R. Galindo and April D. Gavina, both of Levelland.
Graduates from Lubbock are Samuel J. Brackeen, Mary Castillo, Joseph M. Collins, Justin D. Edwards, Manuel A. Flores, Demetreia R. Hearn, Reynaldo I. Hernandez, Jose J. Juarez, Nicholas Medina, Terra Pack, Russell A. Scarborough, Tramarick Smitherman and John P. Splichal.
Area graduates are Jeremy G. Carter of New Deal, Hector Fiscal of New Home, Michelle C. Garcia of Odessa, Brenda Hassell of Abernathy, Sandra Marquez of Plainview, Luke A. Smith of Plains and Robert G. Worsham of Midland.
Out-of-state graduates are Robert Barlow of Tooele, Utah and Jonathan T. Sullivan of La Habra, Calif.
Awards to be presented include Valedictorian of the class, Salutatorian and the Top Gun Award, an award for the top qualifier with a perfect score and the best grouping of shots on the academy qualifying target. An award also will be presented for the Most Improved Physical Fitness.
The 16-week curriculum meets the requirements of the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. This includes coursework in law, driving, shooting and other tactical skills. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the state licensure examination to become a Texas Peace Officer.