Officers complete training

Patrolmen Alvin Johnson and Will Sayre of the Arkadelphia Police Department were two of 73 officers who participated in Basic Police Training Class 2013-D at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in East Camden. The 12-week, 480-hour course, which began Sept. 29, included instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, legal, educational, technical skills and practical exercises. In each course, emphasis is placed upon the officers achieving excellence in both academic subjects and firearms training. An officer must maintain an academic score of at least 70 percent on each examination and consistently fire at least 80 percent during firearms training exercises to successfully complete all phases of the course. Graduation ceremonies were conducted Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Hampton High School Gym.