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11 July 2018

Medical Cannabis Course Offered, 113th Police Academy Graduation Held

Current news from HACC, July 11, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, shares recent news, including:

  •     Learn to Navigate State’s Emerging Cannabis Industry at HACC
  •     HACC Holds 113th Police Academy Graduation

Learn to Navigate State’s Emerging Medical Cannabis Industry at HACC
HARRISBURG, Pa. – A comprehensive look at Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (Act 16) is at the heart of a weekend course offered by the Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society and HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.

Sessions will be held Nov. 2, 2018, from 4:30-8:30 p.m., and Nov. 3, 2018, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at HACC’s Midtown Trade and Technology Center, Midtown 2, Room 204, 1500 N. Third St., Harrisburg.
Participants will learn about:
  • Development of the medical cannabis industry in Pennsylvania
  • Careers in the industry
  • Federal and state law relating to medical cannabis
  • Skills to operate a dispensary or run a grower/processor business
  • Interactions between healthcare providers and patients
  • The importance of patient advocacy
Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Society co-founder Russ Cersosimo and Patrick Nightingale, executive director, will lead the sessions.
For more information about the schedule or to register to attend, please visit or call Holly Lukens at 717-780-1179.
HACC Holds 113th Police Academy Graduation
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Members of the local law enforcement community, along with family and friends, recently celebrated the graduation of 29 cadets from the 113th municipal Police Academy at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.
Cadets receive their training at the Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex of the Senator John J. Shumaker Public Safety Center (PSC). HACC’s Police Academy is the second largest in Pennsylvania with two 25-week, full-time basic training courses and a 48-week, part-time basic training course mandated by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission for all Pennsylvania municipal police officers. 

Several of the graduating cadets received outstanding achievement awards during the ceremony held June 25, 2018, at the Dauphin County Technical School. The 113th Police Academy award recipients are:

  • Christen Adairian Batten, Most Inspirational Award
  • Ryan Michael Stover, Driving Award
  • Bryan Louis Peter, Academic Award
  • Timothy Cleon Shea, Physical Fitness Award
  • Austin Christopher Rardain, Firearms Award
 The graduates and police departments they serve are:
Cadet Police Department
Batten, Christen Adairian York City Police Department
Clark, Matthew Dean DCNR Bureau of Forestry
Coover, Matthew David Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Eaton, Jesse Nicholas Chambersburg Police Department
Fouad, Peter Karem York City Police Department
Gelbaugh, Anthony Francis Northern York County Regional Police Department
Hartley, Lane Allen Cumberland Township Police Department
Howell, Marc Sean II Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Inkrote, Brittany Lee York City Police Department
Kingsboro, Farida Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Lawrence, Joel Michael York City Police Department
O’Connor, Carson Powell....... Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Peter, Bryan Louis DCNR Bureau of Forestry
Reginella, Jonathan Stephen Manheim Township Police Department
Sitler, Jamie Elaine Susquehanna Township Police Department
Taylor, Jonathan Arthur Northern York County Regional Police Department
Taylor, Justin Thomas Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Tenney, Christopher David Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Ward, Harley James Harrisburg Bureau of Police
Graduates not yet affiliated with law enforcement agencies (listed with their hometowns) are:
Cadet Hometown
Callahan, Philip Clayton Milroy
Geppert, Kyle Richard Middletown
Hinkle, Kelsey Rae Newville
Janney, Jake Hyles Dillsburg
Rardain, Austin Christopher Enola
Shea, Timothy Cleon Hummelstown
Smith, Tyler James York
Stover, Ryan Michael Fredericksburg
Weinoldt, Derek Michael East Petersburg
Zarr, Keaton Eugene Mifflinburg
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