CLARKSVILLE – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently congratulated Devin Burkhart, Johnathan Acree, Richard Byers, Patricia Figueroa, Dante Turner, Danielle Prichard, Joshua Beck and William Baker on their graduation from the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy at Walters State Community College.

The academy prepares students to meet the standards for law enforcement officers established by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. 

The curriculum includes firearms training, defensive and tactical driving, physical defense tactics, understanding terrorism, law enforcement procedures and introduction to the legal process. 

During the graduation ceremony, Beck received the best athlete award and the Dr. Wade B. McCamey Leadership Award. His instructors also selected Beck class president. 

Burkhart, Acree, Byers, Figueroa, Turner, Beck and Baker were assigned to the patrol division. Prichard was assigned to the criminal warrants unit. 

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