Eleven students, nine men and two women, graduated from Cerro Coso’s Modular Law Enforcement Academy in Bishop on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. A rigorous program of study, the modular version of the Basic Academy is designed to allow working adults an opportunity to train as a peace officer in the evenings and weekends and prepares them to become Reserve Officers. The Program is a certified California Peace Officer Standards of Training (POST) Academy offered in a three-tiered format beginning with Level III.
Students Kyle Oney and Nathan Morgenstein received top honors for their achievements in the Level II and Level III Academy. Morgenstein received the Top Academic Award presented to the student who earns the highest academic average. Oney received the Top Shot-Best on Range Award given in recognition of his outstanding marksmanship and highest ranking in firearms training through marksmanship, safety, and tactical proficiency in both levels.
Retired Bishop Police Chief and Recruit Training Officer Christopher Carter was voted “Top Instructor” by the students.