Public Safety Institute celebrates Class 21-001 Police Academy graduates

Tuesday night, family and friends were able to attend an in-person event to honor the graduating class of Reinhardt University’s Public Safety Institute Police Academy.

On May 26, Reinhardt’s Public Safety Institute hosted a graduation ceremony for Class 21-001, completing their training in becoming law enforcement officers through the University’s Police Academy. Randy Reagan, an investigator for the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office, served as the guest speaker for the evening.

Several graduates have already secured positions with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department with those pre-service graduates sworn into service with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department by Sheriff Frank Reynolds following the ceremony.

Deputy Zachary Ryan Gibson of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received the Academic Award and the Top Gun Award for his excellence during the program.

The Reinhardt University Public Safety Institute (RUPSI) was established in 2009 and is certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) as a law enforcement academy. The Institute’s mission is to provide responsive academic programming designed to meet the training and educational needs of first responders and other public safety professionals.

The Institute combines basic, specialized and advanced training with collegiate level academic study leading to the award of associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees.  The Institute also sponsors training seminars and provides academy related technical assistance to public safety agencies upon request.

Congratulations to Class 21-001:

  • Davis Kenzie Banks, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
  • Keenia Rachel Chetty, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
  • Christopher Ryan Demaskey, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
  • Zachary Ryan Gibson, Cherokee Sheriff’s Office
  • John Christopher Killian, Pre-Service
  • Nicholas James King, Pre-Service
  • Jason Grant Self, Pre-Service
  • Kaylia Brooke Truman, Pre-Service
  • Neil Eric Trust, Pre-Service