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Sinclair College to Host Graduation Ceremony to Honor 16 Graduates from Sinclair Police Academy

Sinclair College to Host Graduation Ceremony to Honor 16 Graduates from Sinclair Police Academy

Since 2015, Sinclair’s Police Training program has consistently ranked Top 5 in Ohio for student completion among training programs offered by higher education institutions

DAYTON, OH – Sinclair College will host a graduation ceremony to honor 16 graduates from the Sinclair Police Academy. The event will take place on Thursday, October 31, at 3 p.m. in the Smith Auditorium of the Sinclair Conference Center, Building 12, in downtown Dayton. The ceremony is a celebration for the graduates, their families, and the college administrators and faculty who oversee the police-training program at Sinclair.  

Sinclair College began offering the Police Officer Training program through the Sinclair Police Academy in 1989. The Academy has been in existence for 30 years. More than 1,700 Ohio police officers are alumni of the Sinclair Academy program, including 27 Ohio Police Chiefs and Sheriffs. Graduates from the Sinclair Police Academy have served as law enforcement officers in over 300 Ohio law enforcement agencies.

Program Highlights (Most recent data from Academies Annual Reports published by the Ohio Attorney General) -

  • Since 2015, Sinclair has consistently ranked top 5 in Ohio for student completion among training programs offered by higher education institutions.
  • Sinclair has consistently ranked above state average for student completion since 2012. 

“Today marks the graduation of our 115th class of police cadets,” said Pete Willis, Training Coordinator of the Sinclair Police Academy at Sinclair. “The Sinclair Police Academy has had more graduating classes than any other competing programs in the region. We have had a diverse group of students in this graduating class — a number of military veterans and many that are making a transition from other career fields. Two of the graduates from the program have already obtained employment as officers in the Dayton region. It has been a pleasure working with this great group of students. Many of them are passionate about serving their communities in one of the most demanding roles in existence.”  

“Over the last sixteen years, Commander Pete Willis has overseen the Sinclair Police Academy,” said Jenna Beck, Chair of Law and Public Safety at Sinclair College. “He has done an amazing job implementing rigorous standards that ensure we graduate quality cadets. Commander Willis will be retiring at the end of the year, and this is his final graduating class. We are so grateful for all of his work, and this final class reflects the type of superb talent Commander Willis has cultivated over the years.”

What:   Sinclair Police Academy Graduation Ceremony

Who:     Sinclair College

When: Thursday, October 31, 3:00 p.m.

Where: Sinclair College, Building 12, Smith Auditorium

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