The Lakeland Mirror

Alum, current student navigate police academy together

After+coincidentally+signing+up+at+the+same+time%2C+Joseph+Van+Oss%2C+senior+criminal+justice+major%2C+and+Cody+Manders%2C+2015+Lakeland+alum%2C+bonded+during+their+training+at+police+academy%2C+which+took+place+at+Fox+Valley+Technical+College.+
After coincidentally signing up at the same time, Joseph Van Oss, senior criminal justice major, and Cody Manders, 2015 Lakeland alum, bonded during their training at police academy, which took place at Fox Valley Technical College.

After coincidentally signing up at the same time, Joseph Van Oss, senior criminal justice major, and Cody Manders, 2015 Lakeland alum, bonded during their training at police academy, which took place at Fox Valley Technical College.

Danielle Livingston

Danielle Livingston

After coincidentally signing up at the same time, Joseph Van Oss, senior criminal justice major, and Cody Manders, 2015 Lakeland alum, bonded during their training at police academy, which took place at Fox Valley Technical College.

Danielle Livingston, Managing Editor

Joseph Van Oss, senior criminal justice major, walked to the doors of Fox Valley Technical College for his first day of police academy May 29 when he noticed Cody Manders, a 2015 Lakeland alum  who majored in criminal justice and sociology, was also attending the academy.

Manders and Van Oss had not planned to attend police academy together. For the next 13 weeks, they would spend eight hours a day together learning various skills.

Some of the topics they explored were firearm training, tactical driving, constitutional law, and defense and arrest tactics.

The subject Manders enjoyed the most was learning defense and arrest tactics. Manders stated that they “put on heavily padded suits and received hands on training.”

Van Oss preferred learning tactical driving. Van Oss enjoyed the adrenaline rush he got when they “got to drive squad cars—especially the lights and sirens, working as a team and driving high speeds next to other vehicles.”

The police academy graduation ceremony began with lunch. Families laughed and looked on to the students that would be honored that day.

After the meal, speeches were made by the class president, a co-director of the academy and a local police chief. Then the graduates were called up to receive their diplomas and certificates.

After the ceremony was over, Van Oss and Manders asked to get their picture together, a small Lakeland family a little far from home.

Both Van Oss and Manders are searching for jobs at police departments. Manders has finished the physical and written exams portion of the hiring process and is hoping to work as a college campus security officer until he is hired as a police officer.

Van Oss has applied to a few departments, finished the written tests and completed one interview. He is waiting to hear back from that department.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Leave a Comment

The Lakeland Mirror editors invite readers to comment on all articles. Comments will be moderated by editors. Inappropriate or libelous comments will not be published.

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Left
  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Building a tunnel: Lakeland’s Tunnel for Oppression experience

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Gallery: GSA feeds the masses at Food Festival

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Massive overhaul hits my.lakeland.com

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Keys laweez: Staff members explain key charges

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Room checks spark student feedback

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Women’s wrestling a first for Wisconsin

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Shuttle available for midterm voting

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Student Success Team gets spooky for Halloween

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Feature Friday: Linda Bosman

  • Alum, current student navigate police academy together

    Art & Features

    Lakeland’s no-power hour

Navigate Right
Official Lakeland University Student Online Newspaper.
Alum, current student navigate police academy together