On one of the hottest days of the summer, 21 very proud students graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy.
“These students worked very hard to get to this point,” commented Eric Anderson, CVTC Law Enforcement Academy Director. “Not only did they complete their two-year degree in law enforcement, they took the extra classes to be certified in a number of areas necessary for the job. They have put a lot of effort into their education.”
Eric continued to share with the audience the accolades he heard from all the instructors about this class. “This is one of the best groups they’ve ever taught and the law enforcement field will be better for it.”
Lucas Meyer, the student speaker at graduation, talked about some of the things the class members experienced, such as being pepper sprayed or tasered. “There is always more we can learn, but I truly feel we have a solid foundation we can build on.”
“Work hard and with integrity, and your reputation will follow” was the theme of Scott Knudson’s speech. Scott, chief deputy for the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department, talked about how enforcing the law is only a small portion of the job. “You will be the heart of your community, and you will need to do what it takes to get the job done and make your community a better place.”
Congratulations to our graduates!