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COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-two new peace officers graduated from the Central Texas Police Academy on Dec. 7, after 18 weeks of comprehensive training. The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) operates the academy, which was established in 1953 as the Texas Municipal Police School.

Justice Ken Wise, of the Texas 14th Court of Appeals, delivered the keynote address at the graduation ceremony, which was held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University.

Many of the new officers have already begun their duties with area police departments in Bryan, College Station and Texas A&M University, as well as the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Grimes County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and College Station Fire Department.

TEEX Director Gary Sera welcomed the class and their guests to the graduation ceremony, and Cullen Grissom also addressed the graduates. Awards were presented by Division Director Elizabeth Morris, and Academy Training Manager Lee Santo awarded the certificates. Other members of the academy staff are Larry Frye, Kyle McNew, Christine Ramirez, Jan Meyer-Brickley, David Church and Robin Crawford. Guest instructors were also recognized.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Brian Blake, TEEX Communications Director
Brian.Blake@teex.tamu.edu
PH: 979-458-6837, Cell: 979-324-8995

Will Welch
William.Welch@teex.tamu.edu
PH: 979-458-6979, Cell: 979-220-2840

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Kathy Fraser

Director of Marketing and Communications

I want to personally thank both of you for an outstanding Disaster Management for Water & Wastewater class. This was the BEST class I have taken. You have “Fire in the belly” and that made the class so much better and did not allow a student to get bored. A terrific job!!! I do want us to schedule another one for 2016 back at the same location. Take care and keep doing what you do. Super guys.

— Client, Winter Haven, FL
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