Forty-two officers complete BP recruit school

Forty-two officers are eligible to join the rosters of law enforcement agencies with the recent graduation of the latest class of the Basic Police Recruit School at Walters State Community College.
   The Basic Police Recruit School, held on the college's Greeneville campus, offers the eight weeks of training required of all new law enforcement recruits during their first year of employment. The recruit school is part of the East Tennessee Regional Law Enforcement Academy established at Walters State by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. The academy is part of the college's Public Safety Center of Emphasis, a designation recognizing its outstanding record in career preparation.
   Among the award winners was Cheri McNeil, Elizabethton, who won the defensive and tactical driving award. McNeil is a member of the Johnson City Police Department.
   Area officers graduating from the school in addition to McNeil were Nathan E. Greene of the Johnson City Police Dept.; Mark C. Hollis of the Johnson City Police Dept.; Nicole L. Archibeque of the Mountain City Police Dept.; Mitchell S. Thompson of the Kingsport Police Dept.; Stephanie L. McLain of the ETSU Police Dept.; and Phillip J. White of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Dept.