Nov. 19, 2004
HACC, central Pennsylvania's community college, celebrated the graduation of 40 cadets from its 86th Police Academy today.

In a ceremony held at Dauphin County Technical School, recruits also received outstanding achievement awards.

Ross M. Pelusi, of Butler, received the Firearms Award.

Kenneth H. Fogleman of the York City Police Department received the Physical Fitness Award. Anson T. Myers, of Carlisle, received the Driving Award.

HACC Police Academy, the second largest academy in the state, offers the 13-week basic training course mandated for all Pennsylvania municipal police officers.

Those who completed HACC's police training and the police departments where they serve are as follows:

Carlisle Borough Police Department - Nicole L. Dressel, Michael W. Sturm

Derry Township Police Department - Gregory A. Mowery

East Lampeter Township Police Department - Anthony S. Fletcher, Randy S. Shrom

Elkland Borough Police Department - Raymi L. Gausline

Harrisburg City Bureau of Police - Todd R. Chance

Lebanon City Police Department - John D. Allen

Lower Allen Township Police Department - Delores Taylor

Lower Paxton Township Police Department - Karl G. Chortanoff, III

Swatara Township Police Department - Mason J. Heun, Timothy L. Shatto

Waynesboro Police Department - Travis A. Carbaugh, Bryan P. Chappell Jr., David A. Haugh, Robert E. Stansfield, IV

York City Police Department - Daniel L. Craven, Nicholas R. Finicle, Kenneth H. Fogleman, Amanda L. Klingensmith

Preservice graduates not yet associated with law enforcement agencies included the following:

Bellefonte - Michael K. Benninghoff

Butler - Ross M. Pelusi

Carlisle - Anson T. Myers

East Berlin - Sean J. Kenney

East Earl - Michael W. Carpenter

Harrisburg - Timothy P. Albert

Highspire - Justin G. Chortanoff, Clee O. Tilman

Lebanon - Danielle J. Otis

Lewistown - Thomas M. Wilson

Manchester - Jeff A. Freeze

Marysville - Gregory A. Cooper

Mechanicsburg - Shawn M. Fullerton

Millersville - Joshua R. Keller

Milton - Justin P. Harrington

Mount Joy - Jason H. Smith

Mount Union - Thomas E. Smith, Jr.

New Cumberland - Robert M. Higgins, III

York - Bridgette M. Wilson

HACC's Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center is one of the premier providers of on- and off-site police, fire and emergency response training.

The HACC Police Academy is a full-time course of instruction designed to provide the recruit with the initial skills and information necessary to begin his/her police career.

The course of instruction consists of all major phases of police service and includes a significant component of "situational" training.

HACC also offers police mandatory in-service courses, law enforcement elective training, security courses, constable training and police testing. Information on HACC's Police Academy may be obtained by accessing the college website at

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