UPPER KEYS — The College of the Florida Keys held a graduation ceremony for Basic Law Enforcement Academy 73 on Sept. 4 in Tavernier.
Twenty cadets completed their respective training program. Upon passing the state certification exam, each will be eligible to become a Florida law enforcement officer.
Cathy Torres, director of CFK’s Institute for Public Safety, recognized top performing graduates with special accolades. Class captain Frederick Ferguson earned a leadership award. Christopher Rufin was recognized for academic achievement. “Top Gun” honors went to Abiel Gomez for superior shooting skills. Ferguson and Stephanie Jerez received physical fitness awards, and the “PIG” award, which recognizes pride, integrity and guts, went to Armando Guevara.
CFK’s law enforcement officer program satisfies the training requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission.
For more information about CFK’s Institute for Public Safety, visit cfk.edu/academics/academic-departments/institute-for-public-safety.