With 16 weeks of physical and mental police training under their belts, 30 recruits of the 130th TEEX Basic Peace Officer Academy completed the Texas Peace Officer Licensing Exam and attended graduation ceremonies on June 13.
“I am very proud of the classes that come through the TEEX academy,” said Cindi Anderson, program coordinator of the Basic Peace Officer Academy. “I feel they are an asset to any community. I look forward to seeing them on the streets protecting the public.”
During the ceremonies John Guido, representing TEEX administration, presented Anderson with a plaque recognizing her for outstanding leadership and training of local law enforcement officers.
Anderson, who has been program coordinator for the Academy for eight years, was also presented with a plaque from the graduating cadets. The award honored her for her “undying dedication to the future of law enforcement as an educator and more importantly as a friend who cares about each and every student she has come in contact with.”
Along with training specialist Cary Young, Anderson has taught approximately 475 officers.
The TEEX program, which is two weeks longer than the state-mandated 560 hours, consists of classroom lectures and hands-on training exercises. It has built a solid reputation for its training by scoring more 100 percent passing rates than any other academy in the state. Since spring 1999, over 200 TEEX academy graduates have passed the state licensing exam.