GPD officers graduate Law Enforcement Academy

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Gatlinburg Police Officers Patrick Trentham (left), Cameron Piller (center) and Jacob King graduated from the Walters State Community College Regional Law Enforcement Academy on Friday, September 17. 

GATLINBURG, Tenn.—Three new members of the Gatlinburg Police Department are protecting the citizens and visitors of the City.

Jacob King, Cannon Piller and Patrick Trentham graduated from the Walters State Community College Regional Law Enforcement Academy on September 17. The trio of officers were part of the Academy’s 121st 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 Piller was honored with the Best Athlete award.

“The Police Department is very proud that Officers King, Piller and Trentham 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.

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