The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 167th Academy Class graduated last week after 30 weeks of intense training. State Representative Haraz N. Ghanbari, Ohio House District 3; Director Thomas J. Stickrath, Ohio Department of Public Safety; and Colonel Richard S. Fambro, Patrol Superintendent provided remarks. Judge David M. Gormley, Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, issued the Oath of Office.
Courses completed by the 167th class included crash investigation, criminal and traffic law, detection of impaired drivers, firearms, physical fitness, self-defense, and emergency vehicle operations.
Trooper Alan J. Beam, Ironton Post, was selected as class speaker and thanked the Academy and cadet family members for being supportive during their training.
Three graduates received special honors for top performance in various fields of study at the Training Academy. The honorees were:
Each of the graduates will report to their posts on Sunday, August 23, 2020. The graduates’ first 70 working days will be a field-training period under the guidance of a veteran officer. The new graduates are assigned to 24 of the Patrol’s 59 posts.
Graduate Alexandra C. Reid of San Diego has been assigned to the Mansfield Post.
Source: Ohio State Highway Patrol