December 21, 2015 – Newark, OH—Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) held a recognition ceremony on December 16, 2015 at the Pataskala campus to honor the following graduates of the Basic Police Academy.* The Basic Police Academy prepares students to meet the requirements of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Council. Successful graduates are recommended to take the state certification examination.
Graduation Class #15-036, Commander Wes Wagner
Heather Jackson, Newark
James Marcinko III, Lancaster
Kayla McGuire, Newark
James Nichols, Newark
Jessica Rock, Newark
Rebecca Scherger, Reynoldsburg
Tyler Walker, Reynoldsburg
Sierra Zenner, Rushville
*Only graduates who have granted COTC permission to release their names to the public are listed.
"We are very proud of these students who have made the commitment to serve in the law enforcement profession," said Director of the Institute for Public Services and Safety Kevin Reardon. "Our experienced instructors and faculty have provided these students with a strong foundation that will help prepare them for the challenges that they will face."
Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential. COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.