Officer named

Corey Hobdy of the Gallatin Police Department received the David Purkey Leadership Award during Class 125 graduation, held by the Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Academy. From left are Travis Stansell, academy director; Hodby and Myles Cook, academy coordinator. The award is named after a lifelong public servant and former commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. SUBMITTED

Fifty-one cadets graduated from the Walters State Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy on Aug. 15. These cadets mark the 125th class at the academy.

Based at the college’s Niswonger Campus in Greeneville, the academy is an intensive nine-week, 480-hour program. Upon completion, students are awarded the technical certificate in Basic Law Enforcement Officer Education and are eligible to apply for certification by the Police Officers Standards and Training Commission as a certified peace officer in the state of Tennessee after being employed by a law enforcement agency.

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