Recruit Academy graduates ready to start their careers
For the star diary
Nicolet College recently graduated 13 students from its Law Enforcement Recruit Academy. Each is eligible to be certified by the Wisconsin Department of Justice as a law enforcement officer. The 720-hour program included a mix of classroom training and practical scenarios to equip students with the skills to respond to a multitude of situations. Many graduates are already employed by the departments of the region.
Pictured on the front, Deputy Jacob Schleicher, Vilas County Sheriff’s Office; Tracy Priebe, Rhineland; Deputy Alyssa Knabenbauer from the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office; Deputy Austin Wadzinski of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office; Officer Jordan Hartman, Eagle River Police Department; Officer Ryan Montalto, Wausau Police Department; Deputy Andrew (AJ) Berg, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.
Second row, Deputy Thomas Mantsch, Forest County Sheriff’s Office; Officer Ryan Larsen, Rhineland Police Department; Jordan Keeble, Crandon; Michael Bryner, Crandon; Officer Dustin Wichmann, Eagle River Police Department; and Heath Karaba, Rhineland.
All 13 received technical diplomas; Keeble, Bryner, and Karaba earned associate degrees in criminal justice enforcement in Nicolet. The next recruit academy begins in January. Anyone interested can contact Academy Director Tim Gerdmann at 715-365-4535 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.