Twenty-one recruits recently graduated from the Allan Hancock College of Law Enforcement Training Academy after completing a 21-week program. Paso Robles police Chief Robert Burton, a Hancock Academy graduate himself, delivered the keynote address at the ceremony.
The class included students from five countries, four military veterans, three former Division I athletes, 12 recruits with bachelor’s degrees and one with a master’s degree, according to a college news release. Most graduated with jobs already lined up.
Four recruits will work in San Luis Obispo County: former Cal Poly football player Arturo Munoz and Matthew Gavette have been hired by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, Meaghan Smallwood will join the Paso Robles Police Department, and Kristina Condon-Sherwood will join the Pismo Beach Police Department.
Ten recruits were hired by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office: Jesus Gutierrez, Margaret Kunigonis, Andrew Long, Mathew Maxwell, Charlene Petersen, Gregory Plett, Michael Rodriguez Jr., Theo Sullivan, Derek Taylor and Eddie Vega.
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Three recruits were hired by the UC Santa Barbara Police Department: Kohuske Kashiwazaki, Ramon Adams and Juan Rubio.