The Edmond Sun

February 19, 2013

Cadets progress through in-house academy

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Cadets are progressing through the Edmond Police Department’s in-house Police Academy.  

Christopher Brown, Jason Albright, Brenton Brown, Travis Eastbourne, Torrey Rowe and Micah Yost are members of the Edmond Police Department’s third 19-week in-house academy, which began in November.

Recently, the cadets spent a few days working on handcuffing a combative suspect at the department’s training facility. They also gain knowledge in classes. Recently, Oklahoma County First Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland lectured for the cadets.

Starting pay for cadets while in the agency’s in-house academy and through the field training program is $43,455 annually. Once they finish field training and are out on their own it increases to $44,511 annually.

Benefits for Edmond officers include having their own personal squad car equipped with a laptop computer, their own pistol, rifle and shotgun, training, full health benefits and working in a supportive community.