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MCC's Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy Graduates 17 in Winter 2020 class


The Mott Community College Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy (LERTA) graduated 17 recruits in a virtual ceremony that can be viewed at The keynote speakers are Chief Phil Hart, City of Flint Police Department, and Sheriff Chris Swanson, Office of the Sheriff, Genesee County. Completion of the program was delayed by the COVID-19 stay at home orders. Students were able to complete their training in June.

Graduates of the Winter 2020 term are:
Marquis Bush
Kolton Decker
Brenda Flasher
Jeremiah Gossett
Sarah Kern
Brent Krause
Angela Lewis
Sean Loveday
Brandon Maki
Hunter Miller
Derek Moore
Kevin O'Shea
Courtney Ryan
Paul Spann
Trenton Strang
Mildred Walker
Jordan Welch

Winter 2020 represents LERTA's 16th session since the Academy offered its first class in September 2012. The Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy, operating under the authority of Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock, Executive Director of MCC's Department of Public Safety, offers an excellent educational opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing law enforcement careers.

LERTA is a 16-week, intensive program that meets the Michigan Commission of Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) training requirements and prepares students for the Law Enforcement Licensing Examination. LERTA holds two sessions each year, designed to coincide with the Fall and Winter Semesters at MCC.

LERTA is a professional learning environment designed to give the basic training and education needed to begin a career in law enforcement. Academic excellence and personal integrity are stressed during the Academy. Recruits are mentally and physically challenged on a daily basis. The learning environment is a combination of traditional classroom instruction, skill area instruction and practical exercises conducted by members of the LERTA staff as well as regional instructors.

The LERTA is conducted during MCC's Fall and Winter Semesters (1 training class/semester). Those interested in enrollment in the Law Enforcement Regional Training Academy are strongly encouraged to review the MCOLES Requirements for Law Enforcement Officers at LERTA is located at MCC's Southern Lakes Branch Center at 2100 Thompson Road in Fenton. For more information, visit or call (810) 410-1900.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran's status, age, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link:



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