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The Columbia Press

Police and Public Safety

Local officers graduate from police academy

Officers Madyson Hanna and Dylan McCoy with Sgt. Jim Pierce (Cindy Yingst)
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Two of Warrenton Police Department’s newest recruits graduate today from the basic police academy in Salem.

The academy is sponsored by Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. It’s the agency’s 396th basic academy graduation.

The 16-week class includes training in survival skills, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, ethics, cultural diversity, problem solving, community policing, elder abuse, and drug recognition.

Officers Madyson Hanna and Dylan McCoy were hired late last year to replace officers who have retired or moved from the area.

An officer from the Cannon Beach Police Department, Jenny Thompson-Kiefer, also is a member of the graduating class.

DPSST provides training to more than 25,000 students each year.

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