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PCC Law Enforcement Academy Graduation, May 23

May 22, 2014

Tucson, AZ –Pima Community College’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute Law Enforcement Academy is proud to announce its fourth and largest graduating class of 24 trainees on Friday, May 23.

  • What:  Pima Community College Public Safety & Emergency Services Institute Law Enforcement Academy Graduation Ceremony
  • When:  6 p.m., May 23
  • Where:  PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road

Commencement ceremonies begin at 6 p.m. at Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road.  The keynote speaker will be Marana Police Department Chief Terry Rozema.

The graduates have completed the mandatory training for certification by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board as Arizona police officers.

They’ve learned skills such as proficiency with firearms, vehicle operations, defense tactics, first aid, legal issues, values and ethics, officer survival skills, and crisis intervention – basic skills needed to begin a career in law enforcement, said Kevin Lane, Training Commander for PCC’s Law Enforcement Academy.  Graduates must complete 721 hours of training over 37 weeks

“PCC’s Law Enforcement Academy was one of the best choices I’ve made. It challenges you both mentally and physically,” said Edgar Ulrich III, who completed the academy in 2012, and began working as an officer with the Marana Police Department.  “I highly recommend the Law Enforcement Academy to anyone that wants to challenge themselves and open a door to great opportunities.”

Ulrich is one of many Law Enforcement Academy graduates who have gone on to have successful and rewarding careers.

96 percent of PCC’s Law Enforcement Academy graduates receive a job offer after graduation.

Of the 24 cadets graduating, two of them are sponsored by law enforcement agencies and have jobs waiting for them after graduation, and 13 have contingent job offers from nine agencies across the state.

PCC’s Law Enforcement Academy is open to the public.  Anyone interested in exploring a career in law enforcement is encouraged to attend an information session.  For more information, call (520) 206-3543 or email

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Federal Government Relations
(520) 206-4850