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Former Marine makes her mark at academy, graduates with several awards

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: January 15, 2021


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Jillian Booker graduated Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy (WCRPTA) with a number of awards, including the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award. The Annapolis Naval Academy graduate, who served six years in the Marine Corps, received the LEEP Award along with: WCRPTA’s Iron Woman Award for being the top […]

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Macomb Police Academy LEEP Award winner has military, corrections experience

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 29, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kyle Cobus’s military, corrections and security background has prepared him well for a career in law enforcement. He completed the final step Aug. 7 graduating from Macomb Police Academy. The 26-year-old earned the respect of his commanding officers and fellow cadets who chose him for the Law Enforcement Education Program […]

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Thank you to our First Responders for your service, sacrifice during pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 28, 2020


The POLC and GELC would like to express our sincere appreciation to first responders on National First Responders Day, Oct. 28, 2020. Your service should be recognized every year, but especially in 2020 during the pandemic when all first responders have to make extreme sacrifices to protect and serve the residents of Michigan. We extend […]

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LEEP Award recipient recognized for excelling at police academy

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: October 14, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Kayla Norgan was rewarded for her dedication and work ethic as a Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy (WCRPTA) graduate. She received a Law Enforcement Education Program Award (LEEP) and two academy scholarships. “She excelled at all aspects of the academy. She worked extremely hard,” said WCRPTA Director Anthony Mencotti. […]

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LEEP Award recipient hired by Livonia PD right after police academy graduation

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 11, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award recipient Hunter Miller graduated in the top of his class, so it’s no surprise a job was waiting for him. Miller, a June graduate of Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) at Mott Community College, was presented a conditional offer in March and hired […]

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LEEP Award winner helps lead Oakland Academy cadets through pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 1, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Serkoat Kokoiy helped fellow cadets advance through Oakland Police Academy as COVID-19 emergency response stalled and radically altered the program. “Given the global pandemic that impacted so much of the academy operations, he became a crucial part of our success,” said Oakland Police Academy Director David Ceci. “Serkoat was a […]

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Oakland Police Academy grad uses LEEP Award to buy bullet resistant vest

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: June 4, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When Tyler Groat graduated Oakland Police Academy in December 2019, he had already been hired by Wyandotte Police Department, where his father works as a Detective. Groat was honored with a $1,000 Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Award at graduation. “(The LEEP Award) greatly helped offset the cost of the […]

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Police Academy grad pursues life-long dream with help from LEEP

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: April 22, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Erik Rockwell always knew he wanted to become a police officer, but it wasn’t until he steered away from that path that he felt the pull to get back on course. “Ever since I as a little kid I always played the cop when I played cops and robbers,” Rockwell […]

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Volunteer work inspires academy grad to become a Police Officer

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: March 31, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Jacob AC Yglesias’ volunteer work with the Detroit Goodfellows – distributing Christmas gifts to needy Detroit-area children – united him annually with Detroit Police while he was growing up. This past December, while applying for law enforcement positions, he was thankful for the help he received as recipient of a […]

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LEEP Award humbles police academy graduate

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: February 27, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Alexander Mutchler is off to a great start in his career securing a full-time Officer position with the West Bloomfield Police Department upon graduation from Wayne County Regional Police Training Academy. A $1,000 LEEP Award will help him in that endeavor. “It was just a phenomenal award. I’m very humbled […]

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