June 7, 2006
HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, recently celebrated the graduation of 36 cadets from its 89th Police Academy.

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

Duane J. Eichenlaub, of the Altoona Police Department, received the Highest Proficiency in Physical Fitness award.

William E. Villegas, of the Swatara Township Police Department, received the Highest Proficiency in Firearms award.

Joseph A. Merrill, of the Altoona Police Department, received the Highest Academic Achievement award.

Jennifer L. Ulerick, of Harrisburg, received the Most Inspirational Class Member award.

James V. Bowser, of York Haven, received the Highest Proficiency in Driving award.

The HACC Police Academy, the second largest academy in the state, offers the 20-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:

Altoona Police Department - Duane J. Eichenlaub, Joseph A. Merrill.

Chambersburg Police Department - Ian M. Armstrong, Corey M. Fegan, Nathan C. Peachey.

Clay Township Police Department - Adam D. Webb.

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - John M. Alleman, Paul F. Heffner.

Derry Township Police Department - Wendy A. Burgwald.

Ephrata Borough Police Department - Robert A. Souders.

Hampden Township Police Department - Jason W. Julseth.

Hanover Borough Police Department - Clint M. Miles, Eric D. Zumbrum.

Harrisburg City Bureau of Police - Joshua D. Hammer.

Lower Paxton Township Police Department - Zethan J. Weary.

Manheim Township Police Department - Samuel J. Echternach, Barry E. Waltz, Jr.

Springettsbury Township Police Department - Jesse J. Trout.

Swatara Township Police - Jeremy D. Barrick, Andrew D. Minnich, William E. Villegas.

Williamsport Police Department - Justin D. Snyder.

York Area Regional Police Department - Joshua J. Crimmel.

York City Police Department - Clayton D. Glatfelter.

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

Etters - Tracy L. Miller.

Harrisburg - Stephen A. Fuller, Eric W. Kamoie, Jennifer L. Ulerick.

Lebanon - Robert L. Henning, Jr.

Mechanicsburg - Kyle F. Clausen.

Mount Joy - Kyle D. Hosking.

Palmyra - Skylar H. Snyder.

Strasburg - Matthew R. Sollenberger.

Waynesboro - Orion W. Hippensteel.

York Haven - James V. Bowser.

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 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. 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 the link below.

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