COLLEGE STATION – Twenty-eight new peace officers graduated from the Central Texas Police Academy on Dec. 8, after 18 weeks of comprehensive classroom and hands-on training conducted by the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). The class had a 100 percent passing rate on the state peace officer licensing exam conducted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Chief Scott McCollum of the College Station Police Department delivered the keynote address at the graduation ceremony, which was held at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at Texas A&M University. Academy Training Manager Lee Santo also addressed the group, along with TEEX Director Gary Sera. Awards were presented by Acting Division Director Mark Posada, and Training Manager Larry Frye awarded the certificates.
Most of the new officers have begun their duties with area police departments in Bryan, College Station, Giddings, Madisonville and Texas A&M University, as well as with the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office.