Suburban Law Enforcement Academy Graduates Class of 59 Recruits

SLEA graduating class

The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 59 recruits representing 38 police agencies in Northern Illinois.

The ceremony honored the recruits for completing 12 weeks – 480 hours – of basic law enforcement officer training which began in January.

Six special awards were presented to the recruits. Officer Jonathan Sokolnik of the Wilmette Police Department was presented the Firearms Proficiency Award. Officer Rebecca Loeb of the Libertyville Police Department was presented with the Academic Achievement Award. Officer Thomas Barkei of the Morton Grove Police Department received the Best Overall Physical Fitness Award and Officer Brett Lettieri of the Northlake Police Department received the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award and the Leadership Award. Officer Andrew Pratt of the Evergreen Park Police Department earned the George Graves Award for being selected as the most distinguished recruit by his fellow officers in the class. All award winners received plaques with their names engraved.

The graduating recruits are as follows:

Steven Attanasio, Northbrook Police Department
Thomas Barkei, Morton Grove Police Department
Peter Batitas, Kane County Sheriff’s Office
Adam Beaty, Shorewood Police Department
Steven Bellaria, Addison Police Department
Sebastian Cardenas, Streamwood Police Department
Kevin Conroy, Glenview Police Department
Robert Dolan, Maywood Police Department
Jennifer Dollins
, Darien Police Department
Devin Dorsey, Libertyville Police Department
Robert Forshall, Palatine Police Department
Brooke Frantzen, Kane County Sheriff’s Office
Angela Garza, Elk Grove Village Police Department
Chris Giglio, Naperville Police Department
Robert Hawco, Glendale Heights Police Department
Cara Huinker, Winnetka Police Department
Anthony Hull, Montgomery Police Department
Ana Juarez, Park Ridge Police Department
Sarah Kaishas, Tinley Park Police Department
Steven Kazak, Addison Police Department
Jordan Koziel, Naperville Police Department
Brett Lettieri, Northlake Police Department
Rebecca Loeb, Libertyville Police Department
Matthew Lyons, Round Lake Park Police Department
Ben Martinez, Maywood Police Department
Ian McCord, Highland Park Police Department
Craig McPherson, Streamwood Police Department
Alyson Mercer, Clarendon Hills Police Department
Zachary Middleton, Tinley Park Police Department
Mark Miljan, Arlington Heights Police Department
Hugo Montes DeOca, Skokie Police Department
David Morales, Elk Grove Village Police Department
Daniel O’Dwyer, Addison Police Department
Drew Parker, Crystal Lake Police Department
Matthew Pearson, South Holland Police Department
Jonathan Pellegrino, DuPage County Forest Preserve Police Department
Roberto Pesa, Warrenville Police Department
Jeffery Petersen, Libertyville Police Department
Thomas Riley, Rolling Meadows Police Department
Matthew Placek, Glendale Heights Police Department
Andrew Pratt, Evergreen Park Police Department
Rebecca Quinn, Northlake Police Department
John Rivera, Roselle Police Department
Walter Rodriguez, Round Lake Park Police Department
Chris Schaefer, Naperville Police Department
Jonathan Schmidt, Morton Grove Police Department
Joy Schuble, Northern Illinois University Police Department
Ashlee Sellig, Western Springs Police Department
Jonathan Shepard, Round Lake Park Police Department
Michael Slager, West Dundee Police Department
Jonathan Sokolnik, Wilmette Police Department
Kyle Stanish, Roselle Police Department
Andrerw Stern, Lombard Police Department
Sean Stretch, Glendale Heights Police Department
Steve Unger, Streamwood Police Department
Christopher Vallis, Naperville Police Department
Alison Valois, Bensenville Police Department
Will Werneske, South Elgin Police Department
Adam Worthington, Northbrook Police Department

SLEA Director Michael Casey addressed the assembly of approximately 700 guests made up of the graduates’ family members as well as representatives of the recruit officer’s employing agencies. The keynote speaker was Chief Steve Neubauer of the Tinley Park Police Department, who welcomed the graduates to the law enforcement profession.

The ceremony was held in the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage. For more information on the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy, visit the web site at www.cod.edu/slea.