MCOLES Outstanding Graduate Award

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Daniel J. Dennis

The Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) awarded West Shore Community College Police Academy Graduate Daniel J. Dennis with the Outstanding Graduate Award.

The recipient of the award must be in the top ten percent of the class for academics, and successfully pass the skill areas including driving, firearms, physical fitness, and first aid. The class votes on qualified students and rates them on leadership, appearance, and interpersonal communication. 

“It is an honor to be selected by my classmates for this award,” stated Dennis.  “I am excited to take the lessons learned in the academy and apply them in the world.” 

Dennis was offered and accepted a job, prior to graduation, with the Muskegon Police Department.  A representative from the department was on hand to present him with his badge at the graduation ceremony, which took place earlier this month.

“My job is going great so far and it was a dream come true to be hired right out of the police academy,” added Dennis.

West Shore Community College’s police training program started in 1979, and has graduated 417 students. 

Academy Director Dan Dellar notes that, “People are the reason to go into police work, and we strive to maintain that focus as a priority throughout the training.”

Author: Thomas Hawley | Executive Director of College Relations