Local Cadets Among County Police Academy Grads

Academy graduation keynote speaker, Tredyffrin Township Police Sgt. Taro Landis, refers to lengthy notes during his address

BLUE BELL PA – Nine area residents, including four from Pottstown, two from Harleysville, and one each from Limerick, Royersford and Spring City PA, were among 49 police cadets who graduated last week (July 20, 2011) from Montgomery County Community College’s Municipal Police Academy, the college announced Thursday (July 28, 2011).

The academy has been the training ground for about 3,100 cadets, and boasts a consistent graduation rate of higher than 90 percent. Its 800-hour curriculum allows successful students to gain up to 15 credit hours toward an associate’s degree in criminal justice. MCCC operates the academy at the county Public Safety Training Campus in Conshohocken PA, in conjunction with the state training commission.

The cadets, from two different classes, received their honors during a ceremony held at the college’s Science Center Theater, 340 Dekalb Pike, Blue Bell. Among them were:
Wayne Johnson, Sgt. Christian Walters, Robert Wilson, and Joshua Sheller, all of Pottstown;
Cpl. Daniel Gonzalez and Matthew O’Brien, both of Harleysville;
Jeff Cook of Spring City;
Joseph Duffy of Limerick; and
SSgt. Mark Rumler of Royersford.