Marion Officers graduate from Police Academy

Marion Officers graduate from Police Academy

Pair completes training at Black River Technical College

Marion Police Department Officer Tara Sims and Officer Quinton Price of the Marion Police Department were two of 49 officers who successfully completed the Basic Police Training Course class of 2017-B. The training took place at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

The 13-week, 577-hour course which began Aug.

21, included instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, DWI enforcement, Arkansas law, technical skills, practical exercises, and physical training.

In each course emphasis is placed upon the officers achieving excellence in both academic score of at least 70 percent on each examination and consistently qualify with a score of 80 percent during firearms training exercises to successfully complete all phases of the course. Graduation was Saturday afternoon, Nov. 17, at the Randolph County Development Center on the campus of Black River Technical College in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

By Det. Lt. Freddy Williams