Peace Officer graduation

Nineteen students will graduate at 11 a.m. today in the Minot State University Student Union Conference Center from the Lake Region State College’s Peace Officer Training Program. This is the third time the 14-week training academy has been held in Minot.

The need for law enforcement in western North Dakota prompted the academy to relocate to Minot during the spring semester, said John Maritato, director of the Peace Officer Training Program. The program is a partnership between Ward County Sheriff’s Office, Minot Police Department, Minot State University, and Lake Region State College, according to a press release.