GPD officers graduate Law Enforcement Academy


.—Two new members of the Gatlinburg Police Department will soon be serving and protecting the citizens and visitors of the City.

Jeremy Garcia and Kinsley Prevatt graduated from the Walters State Community College Regional Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, March 26th. The two officers were part of the Academy’s 119th graduating class at the Morristown campus of Walters State. Throughout the nine-week Academy, officers are trained through 494 hours of instruction on basic law enforcement. At Friday’s Academy Graduation Ceremony, Officer Garcia was honored with the Defensive Tactics Award, while Officer Prevatt was the recipient of the Academic Award.

“The Police Department is very proud that both Officers Garcia and Prevatt were exemplary during their time at the Academy and looks forward to both of them joining the force to protect and serve the City,” Gatlinburg Police Chief Randy Brackins said.

Following their graduation, the officers will now complete field training with other officers of the Gatlinburg Police Department before being joining the patrol on their own.

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