SLEA Graduates Class of 49 Recruits

SLEA

The Suburban Law Enforcement Academy at College of DuPage recently graduated 49 recruits representing 35 police agencies in Northern Illinois.

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

Six special awards were presented to the recruits. Officer James Irons of the Hoffman Estates Police Department was presented the Firearms Proficiency Award and the Academic Achievement Award. Officer Joseph Flinton of the Barrington Police Department received the Best Overall Physical Fitness Award and Officer Meng-Hsiu Chan of the Bartlett Police Department received the Most Improved Physical Fitness Award. Officer Brandt Cappitelli of the Elmhurst Police Department earned the Leadership Award. Officer Brad Duffy of the Streamwood 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:

Ryan Abad, Elk Grove Village Police Department
Ken Albro, Elk Grove Village Police Department
Nicolas Baca, Oak Brook Police Department
Anthony Baratti, Libertyville Police Department
Sarah Barham, Cary Police Department
Evan Boros, Cary Police Department
Christopher Brubaker, Glencoe Department of Public Safety
Dominic Buzzelli, Naperville Police Department
Skyy Calice, Aurora Police Department
Brandt Cappitelli, Elmhurst Police Department
Kawnica Carroll, Naperville Police Department
Meng-Hsiu Chan, Bartlett Police Department
Salvador Contreras, Aurora Police Department
Colleen Cooney, Elmhurst Police Department
Thomas Coughlin, Burbank Police Department
Brian Daliege, Oak Forest Police Department
James Dicrescenzo, Glencoe Police Department
Christopher Don, Rolling Meadows Police Department
Brad Duffy, Streamwood Police Department
Joseph Flinton, Barrington Police Department
Timothy Graves, Tinley Park Police Department
Beata Grzymkowska, Broadview Police Department
Eric Gustason, Northbrook Police Department
Timothy Hain, Elk Grove Village Police Department
James Irons, Hoffman Estates Police Department
Devin Ladesic, Wheeling Police Department
Dan Launhardt, Hoffman Estates Police Department
Jose Lopez, Willowbrook Police Department
Scott Lubiak, Villa Park Police Department
Tamra Lundy, Wheaton Police Department
Louis Masucci, South Holland Police Department
Hugh McCorkle, Chicago Heights Police Department
Travis Meeks, Palatine Police Department
Michael Mendyk, Winfield Police Department
Paul Mikolajczak, Montgomery Police Department
Roberto Miroballi, Wheaton Police Department
McKenna O’Kray, Geneva Police Department
Thoams Ortega, Naperville Police Department
Mark Pfeiffer, Crystal Lake Police Department
Joel Rudnick, Willowbrook Police Department
Lauren Schnell, Lincolnwood Police Department
Marc Shaw, Hoffman Estates Police Department
Alexander Snapp, Warrenville Police Department
Anthony Tangorra, Crystal Lake Police Department
Joevani Torres, Skokie Police Department
Patrick Vogt, Winfield Police Department
Robert Witt, Woodridge Police Department
Miguel Zamudio, Hanover Park Police Department
Gregory Zurawski, Skokie Police Department

SLEA Director Michael Casey addressed the assembly of approximately 500 guests made up of the graduates’ family members as well as representatives of the recruit officer’s employing agencies. The keynote speaker was Chief James Black of the Crystal Lake Police Department, who welcomed the graduates to the law enforcement profession.

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