Southwestern Illinois College announces police academy graduates

The Southwestern Illinois College, SWIC, Police Academy recently celebrated the graduation of Session 137. The SWIC Police Academy is an intensive academic and physical training program designed to prepare recruits to enter a career in law enforcement. It is one of only six police academies in Illinois. Among the graduates were Officer Jacob Sanders of the Cobden Police Department, Deputy Dylan T. Lyell (of Goreville) of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Officer Bruce K. Agbayani of the Mounds Police Department.

Graduates included, in the first row, from left, Officer Bruce K. Agbayani of the Mounds Police Department, Officer Alex G. Bowman of the Rock Island Police Department, Officer Taylor W. Brockman of the Alton Police Department, Officer Casey M. Brown of the Belleville Police Department, Officer Aric E. Cremer of the Macomb Police Department, Officer Eric W. Emmons of the Mount Carmel Police Department and Officer Geoffrey N. Fester of the East Alton Police Department.

In the second row are Officer Nathan T. Hawkins of the East Alton Police Department, Officer Rebecca S. Hudson of the Collinsville Police Department (winner academic honors award), Officer Steven R. Huffman of the Macomb Police Department (winner most improved overall in physical fitness award), Deputy James W. Iglehart (of Mount Carmel) of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (class president), Officer Cody M. Johnston of the O’Fallon Police Department and Officer Taylor S. Kleiboeker of the Mount Vernon Police Department.

In the third row are Officer Sarah E. Linder of the Havana Police Department, Officer Brandon M. Lloyd of the Roxana Police Department (winner Jeremy Chambers Top Gun Firearms Award), Officer Alexander A. Lorsbach of the Lexington Police Department, Deputy Dylan T. Lyell (of Goreville) of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Shane R. Mason (of Fairview Heights) of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department (winner defense tactics award), Officer Jordan L. McMillen of the Greenfield Police Department and Officer Chasity R. Moses of the Greenup Police Department.

In the fourth row are Officer Ian M. Parnell of the Roxana Police Department, Deputy Tyler D. Reagan (of Moline) of the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office, Officer Marcus D. Root of the Mount Carmel Police Department, Officer Jacob W. Sanders of the Cobden Police Department, Deputy Jason B. Sandidge (of Godfrey) of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Officer Jeremiah L. Schultz of the Brooklyn Police Department and Officer David A. Sells of the Belleville Police Department.

In the fifth row are Officer Darius A. Smith of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Police Department (winner best overall in physical fitness award), Deputy James C. Stewart (of Godfrey) of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Corey S. Thompsen (of St. Joseph) of the Vermilion County Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Officer Ethan D. Wicke of the Greenup Police Department, Officer Brendan D. Wright (of St. Jacob) of the SWIC Public Safety Department. Officer Scott C. Votrain II of the Waterloo Police Department could not be present for the picture. SWIC photo by Dena Roland Woods.

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