Officers graduate from college’s cohort criminal justice program

Jul. 07, 2014 @ 10:09 AM

Eighteen certified law enforcement officers recently graduated from a program at Vance-Granville Community College that allowed them to complete a two-year criminal justice technology degree in little more than one year.

The criminal justice cohort program was held April 2013 through May 2014. It was designed to accommodate the work schedules of students who had already completed Basic Law Enforcement Training and were employed by a law enforcement agency.

This year’s graduates included Christopher Martin of the Henderson Police Department; Adam Hight of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office; Willis Carter, John Branche and Anthony Hargrove of the Warren County Sheriff’s Office; and Bryan Carey, Christa Lynne Curl, Rodrick Fields and Patricia Ford of the Oxford Police Department.

In addition, several students were able to complete their criminal justice degrees in 2013 because of classes offered through the cohort schedule. They included Michael Lamirand of the Henderson Police Department and Donny Thomas of the Vance County Sheriff’s Office.

Andrea Ferguson, the college’s criminal justice instructor, taught the cohort’s major classes and served as an academic coach and faculty manager for the other classes.