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Nash Community College recognized officers for completing the college’s 57th Basic Law Enforcement Training academy at an Aug. 7 ceremony.

“Nash Community College’s law enforcement training program was built over the years through hard work, relationships and the support of the agencies you see here today,” NCC President Bill Carver said. “We have a reputation of doing this right. These cadets are a testament to the partnerships NCC has established.”

Sgt. Jarrod Edmonds of the Rocky Mount Police Department served as guest speaker.

In his remarks, Edmonds shared the code of ethics, saying, “The theme is that we are all responsible for maintaining the public’s trust.”

Edmonds commended the graduates for completing 690 hours of training on 36 topics, with a test on each topic, and countless physical training exercises. The class began on Jan. 14.

“You have learned what it takes to fulfill the code of ethics,” he said.

Graduates are Tyler Monroe Stone of Nashville, a member of the Nashville Police Department; Lashawn Detrel Lucas of Bailey; Richard Edward Whitby Jr. of Roanoke Rapids; Thomas Warren Stone of Vass; Michael Anthony Cotton Jr. of Elm City, a member of the Rocky Mount Police Department; and Nathan Lee Barbour of Winston-Salem, a member of the Spring Hope Police Department.