COTC Recognizes Basic Police Academy Graduates at Pataskala Campus

December 21, 2015 – Newark, OHCentral 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

Chad Day

Scott Hall

Daniel Hect

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.