Thirty-one cadets graduated from the Albuquerque Police Department’s 106th Academy Class Friday April 27, 2012 and will soon hit the streets for their on the job training.
The cadets will go on patrol by themselves in 90 days. With the new cades APD now has 1,046 sworn police officers. The 107th cadet class started earlier this month with 16 recruits.
“These cadets have a lot to be proud of,” Chief Raymond Schultz said. “They completed one of the most difficult law enforcement academies in the country.”
The 106th started with 50 cadets. Thirty-one of them were able to make it through the 25-week training academy. Ryan Holets graduated as the 106th top cadet.
Other graduates include:
Ruben Abeyta, Angelica Baca, Renee Casaus, John Cervantes, Seth Chavez, Ignas Danius, Fred Duran, Paul Durham, Brandon Forsberg, Jessica Gonzalez, Cedric Greer, Ronald Gunderson (AFD Arson Investigator), Jimmy Hernandez, Salvador Hurtado, James Jacoby, Michael Jones, Matthew Knaub, Jonathan Lambert, Jonae Lujan, Christopher Luthi, Raymond Marquez, Cesar Medina, David Montano, Colby Phillips, Eric Place, Lucas Sena, Brian Shannon, Jaime Stout, James Sullivan and Eric Wellford