MCC’s Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy Graduates 7 in Winter 2021 class

FLINT — The Mott Community College (MCC) Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) graduated 7 recruits in its Winter 2021 class.

The virtual graduation ceremony can be viewed at The keynote speaker was Chief Wayne McIntyre, Flint Bishop Airport Police Chief, and the class spokesman was Taya Catherwood.

Graduates of the Winter 2021 term are: Taya Catherwood, James Coleman, Brandon Fachting, Shane Hanna, Brandon Stimson, Mackenzie Thrower and Julie Zak.

Winter 2021 represents LERTA’s 18th 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.

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 LERTA is located at MCC’s Southern Lakes Branch Center at 2100 Thompson Road in Fenton.

Details: Visit or call 810-410-1900.