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11 December 2013

HACC Graduates 14th Part-Time Police Academy

Please note: The list of award winners in this news release, which was originally distributed on Dec. 11, 2013, was updated on Jan. 6, 2014 to reflect a correction in the recipient of the highest proficiency in firearms award.

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Sen. Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex of the Sen. John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, recently celebrated the graduation of 16 cadets in its 14th part-time police academy.
Several of the graduating cadets also received outstanding achievement awards at the ceremony, which was held at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center on the Harrisburg Campus:

  • Steven J. Paul, of Herndon, received the highest achievement in physical fitness award.
  • Matthew Steven Ross Bender, of Shippensburg, received the highest proficiency in driving award, which is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association.
  • Casey K. McMillan, of Mechanicsburg, received the highest academic achievement award.
  • Matthew T. Salzman, of Landisville, received the the highest proficiency in firearms award and the most inspirational cadet award.

HACC’s Police Academy is the second largest in the commonwealth and offers the basic training course mandated for all Pa. municipal police officers. The part-time academy can accommodate working students and be completed in less than a year. The full-time academy lasts 20 weeks.
HACC also provides police mandatory in-service courses, law enforcement elective training and police testing. Information on HACC’s Police Academy can be found on the College’s website at
The graduates who completed HACC’s most recent police training are:
  • Nicole Yvonne Barge (Lykens)
  • Matthew Stephen Ross Bender (Shippensburg)
  • Joshua Michael Bogner (Myerstown)
  • Christopher Conroy (Enola)
  • Kevin Marshell Cramer (Enola)
  • Steven Eugene Folkenroth (New Cumberland)
  • Ryan Joseph Fritz (York)
  • Samuel Lee Kuhns III  (Mifflinburg)
  • Ian Harlod James Manning (Hummelstown)
  • Casey Kenneth McMillan (Mechanicsburg)
  • Steven James Paul (Herndon)
  • Ethan Patrick Paulus (Duncannon)
  • Matthew Todd Salzman (Landisville)
  • Brian Michael Sterner (Dallastown)
  • Adam David Tankersley (Lebanon)
  • Stephanie Edlund Vajda (York)
About HACC
HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, offers nearly 200 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to more than 20,000 students at five campuses in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York and through virtual learning. In addition, HACC serves more than 29,000 students in noncredit workforce development, public safety, adult basic education and continuing education programs offered at all campuses and off-site locations in many communities in Central Pennsylvania. For more information about what HACC has to offer, visit

For further information, contact:
            Chelsea Krepps
            Integrated Marketing Communications Coordinator – Harrisburg Campus
            Telephone: 717-780-2632

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