Twenty-eight students graduated from the Central Lakes College law enforcement skills certificate program Thursday, July 9, via a virtual ceremony.

This program allows students to get an insider’s look into the career of law enforcement. CLC students get in the driver’s seat of new, state-of-the-art squad cars that come with the same software officers use on the streets today. Students are also trained in firearms, defense tactics, using a Taser, chemical aerosol, radar and using light detection and ranging.

After earning the law enforcement skills certificate, along with an associates of science degree in criminal justice or natural resources law enforcement, or a criminal justice certificate, students are ready to take the peace officer licensing exam.

The following students earned their certificate: Kristina Anderson, Brainerd; Trent Brand, Pillager; Cambria Carlson, Hutchinson; Margaret Carlson, Isle; Adam Casanova, Pequot Lakes; Patrick Corbin, Chillicothe, Ohio; Garrett Erickson, Menahga; Jennifer Franzen, Brainerd; David Johnson, Pine River; Lindsey Jourdan, Brainerd; Justin Kassel, Grand Meadow; Harison Klever, Oak Grove; Carlie Lindquist, Little Falls; Ashley Long, Brainerd; Andrew Louks, Crosby; Daniel Moonen, Delano; Ashlee Novotny, Motley; Nicholas Pearson, Pequot Lakes; Nathanael Peters, Nisswa; Trevon Pietz, Aitkin; Benjamin Sabas, Pine River-Backus; Jose Santana, Cokato; Alysha Strickland, Monticello; Nadia Thorgrimsen, Brainerd; Jeremy Traut, Sartell-Rice; Kortny Villnow, Brainerd; Cody Waldrop, Emily; and Jaime Yundak-Olson, Pequot Lakes.