MCC’s Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy graduates 17 in Winter 2020 class

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) graduated 17 recruits in a virtual ceremony that can be viewed at youtu.be/m2PSrKi8Cag.

The keynote speakers are Chief Phil Hart, City of Flint Police Department, and Sheriff Chris Swanson, Office of the Sheriff, Genesee County.

Completion of the program was delayed by the COVID-19 stay at home orders. Students were able to complete their training in June.

Graduates of the Winter 2020 term are: Marquis Bush, Kolton Decker, Brenda Flasher, Jeremiah Gossett, Sarah Kern, Brent Krause, Angela Lewis, Sean Loveday, Brandon Maki, Hunter Miller, Derek Moore, Kevin O’Shea, Courtney Ryan, Paul Spann, Trenton Strang, Mildred Walker and Jordan Welch.

Winter 2020 represents LERTA’s 16th session since the Academy offered its first class in September 2012. The Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy, operating under the authority of Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock, Executive Director of MCC’s Department of Public Safety, offers an excellent educational opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing law enforcement careers.

LERTA is a 16-week, intensive program that meets the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) training requirements and prepares students for the Law Enforcement Licensing Examination. LERTA holds two sessions each year, designed to coincide with the Fall and Winter Semesters at MCC.

LERTA is a professional learning environment designed to give the basic training and education needed to begin a career in law enforcement

The LERTA is conducted during MCC’s Fall and Winter Semesters (1 training class/semester). Those interested in enrollment in the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy are strongly encouraged to review the MCOLES Requirements for Law Enforcement Officers at www.michigan.gov/mcoles.

LERTA is located at MCC’s Southern Lakes Branch Center at 2100 Thompson Road in Fenton. For more information, visit www.lerta.mcc.edu or call 810-410-1900. — G.G.