Pioneer Technology Center launches new Basic Peace Officer Certification Program. Local communities trust law enforcement officers to maintain the law, combat crime, and protect the ideals of justice our country was founded upon. While a career in law enforcement is often stressful and potentially dangerous, it is also rewarding. Local Police Officers and Deputies can positively impact communities and lives throughout the Pioneer Tech district.
Future students can expect intense, rigorous training. The 16-week program has 600 training hours certified by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET). The curriculum will include class time and hands-on training and will provide realistic teaching scenarios from highly qualified instructors. Students will be held to the highest standard and evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their competency and skill in all aspects of the new program.
“PTC is excited to partner with local law enforcement agencies to provide top-tier training to police officers and sheriff’s deputies who are entering the profession,” remarked Kahle Goff, Executive Director of Full-Time Programs. "Our first class is already full; we have amazing support and collaboration from our communities to make this program a success."
Someone with social awareness, a natural talent for communication, and compassion for others would be an ideal candidate. Students can leverage these natural abilities and build on them through specialized training, producing a quality law enforcement professional.
Pioneer Tech’s first BPOC class begins in July and the second class will begin in January of 2023. Students motivated by working towards something greater than themselves, are invited to apply for this program. They can contact Tucker Hodgson, Coordinator, or visit pioneertech.edu/classes.
Caption: Pioneer Technology Center launches new Basic Peace Officer Certification Program (BPOC) pictured left to right Amy Ballinger, PCPD Officer in Training; PCPD Lt. Ben Garrison, Instructor; Tucker Hodgson, BPOC Coordinator; Under Sheriff Sean Grigsba, Instructor, and PCPD Lt. Fabron Porter, Instructor.