Abilene, Texas – On Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 6 p.m., the Abilene Police Department will hold a ceremony at the Historic Paramount Theater celebrating the graduates of Academy Class 60, and our newly certified Telecommunicators.
Academy Class 60 – These nine cadets have completed over 1,100 hours of intensive training in 29 weeks. They will be sworn in as licensed Peace Officers and will have their badges pinned during the ceremony. After graduation, they will continue their training and enter the Patrol Training Officer program, where they will work the streets of Abilene while paired with experienced Patrol Officers.
Telecommunicators – The Department also celebrates the graduation of four Telecommunicators. Each has completed over nine months of classroom and on-the-job training to obtain their Telecommunicator I certification.
The keynote speaker for the event is Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Tusing.