12 Officers Graduate from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class

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For Immediate Release: November 16, 2018

Contact: Sergeant Tiffiany Meeks (614) 752-2792

12 Officers Graduate from Patrol’s Basic Peace Officer Class

Columbus - Members of the 140th Basic Peace Officer Class received training certificates during a graduation ceremony held Friday afternoon at the Ohio State Highway Patrol Training Academy. The 12 graduates will assume duties as peace officers for 10 Ohio agencies.

The 22-week basic course began in June. The course was developed by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission and offers comprehensive instruction in more than 150 topics, including criminal law, traffic law, community relations, physical training, self-defense, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, standardized field sobriety testing and electronic speed measuring devices.

Officer Jesse A. Rodriquez Lipps, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, was selected as class speaker by his fellow class members and addressed the assembly.

Class honors went to the following:

Overall Top Performer – Jesse A. Rodriquez Lipps, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Top Academics – Nicholas W. Bohn, Zanesville Police Department

Top Firearms – Dylan R. Kelley, Marion Police Department

Top Physical Fitness – Jesse A. Rodriquez Lipps, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Top Driving – Adam J. Castor, Cambridge Police Department           

Patrick Oliver, PhD, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Director, Criminal Justice Program, Cedarville University, was the featured speaker for the ceremony and addressed an audience of graduates, friends, relatives and law enforcement officers. Director John Born, Department of Public Safety and Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent, provided remarks.


Editor’s note: Pages 1 and 2 contains a complete list of graduates and their agencies.


First Name, MI

Last Name


Victor M.


Lorain Police Department

DelQuan V.


Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Nicholas W.


Zanesville Police Department

Adam J.


Cambridge Police Department

Gregory T.


Cambridge Police Department

Austin M.


Mount Vernon Police Department

Dylan R.


Marion Police Department

Eric A.


Delaware Police Department

Seth M.


Urbana Police Department

Benjamin M.


Wooster Police Department

Jesse A.

Rodriquez Lipps

Delaware County Sheriff’s Office

Erin A.


Lorain Police Department



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