NIC graduates 18 students from Law Enforcement program

A total of 18 graduates recently completed the Law Enforcement program Basic Patrol Academy at North Idaho College.

The class included self-sponsored students in addition to the students sent to the academy by the law enforcement agencies at which they are employed.

Graduates include Jacob Allen, Harvey Ballman, Ronald Broesch, William Duffy and Scott Hice from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department; Makayla Desjarlais from the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Police Department; Joseph Hirst from the Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office; Bradley Johnson from the Post Falls Police Department; Jacob Pleger from the Coeur d’Alene Police Department; Crystal Sudol from the Spirit Lake Police Department; and self-sponsored students Eric Bailey and Jason Jones of Coeur d’Alene, Bennie Dean and Daniel Koontz of Post Falls, Matthew Edwards of Hayden, Jeremy Inman of Cocolalla, Joel Lambert of Spokane and Spencer Smith of Sandpoint.

Several members of the class earned awards at the conclusion of their training: Duffy earned the Top Overall Student Award and Inman earned the Outstanding Academics Award; Ballman and Hice, both from the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, earned the top award for physical fitness; Pleger earned the Outstanding Professional Award and Top Gun; and Jones earned the Most Improved Award for physical fitness.

A total of 18 students recently graduated from the North Idaho College Law Enforcement program Basic Patrol Academy. Pictured are (front row) Joseph Hirst, Bradley Johnson, Spencer Smith, Jason Jones, Joel Lambert, Ronald Broesch, William Duffy, Bennie Dean, Jacob Pleger, (back row) Jacob Allen, Matthew Edwards, Eric Bailey, Scott Hice, Crystol Sudol, Daniel Koontz, Makayla Desjarlais, Harvey Ballman and Jeremy Inman.

For More Information
NIC Academy Director Mike Berg, (208) 769-4376 or, or Law Enforcement Coordinator Dave Kramer, (208) 769-3216 or

Posted: Monday, Nov. 21, 2011

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