NMU Police Academy Holds Graduation

Wednesday 26, 2015

MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan University Regional Police Academy recently held its graduation ceremony, where 14 recruits received certificates of completion. The academy consists of 16 weeks of training that follows a curriculum set by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). The curriculum covers topics such as firearms, defensive tactics, domestic violence, traffic enforcement, criminal law, criminal justice, physical fitness training and other law enforcement areas.

For more information on the next academy session, call (906) 227-1408. Or visit Police Academy

The following recruits graduated (listed by hometown in alphabetical order):


Ahmeek: Josh G. DeMarois, son of Bob and Kathleen DeMarois

Big Rapids: Nicholas B. Carter, son of Chris and Robin Carter

Calumet: Kirby P. Frantti, son of Tim and Lori Frantti

Felch: Garth T. Budek, son of Ted and Susy Budek

Grand Ledge: Daniel H. Crabtree, son of Graham and Amy Crabtree

Handcock: Robert L. Harry, son of Gerald Harry and Beth Fredianelli

Hudsonville: Arianna M. Ringold, daughter of Ted and Janice Ringold

Ishpeming: Eric M. Durand, son of Gregg and Laurie Durand

L’Anse: Justin D. Bianco, son of John and Amy Bianco

Marquette: James Q. Britton, son of Greg and Sue Britton

Vulcan: Taylor S. Petrick, son of Jeff and Paula Petrick

West Branch: Keegan M. Taylor, Son of Ron and Marjorie Taylor



Niles: Matthew L. Gorski, son of Mark and Joanna Gorski


Niagara: Helann M. Ruhf, daughter of Dean and Jeannette Ruhf


Molly Egelkraut
Student Writer