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Hennepin Technical College Recognizes Pathways to Policing Cadets

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- Hennepin Technical College (HTC) proudly recognized 14 cadets who graduated from the Pathways to Policing program during a ceremony and luncheon on September 30, 2017. The cadets represented six different police departments which included Bloomington, St. Louis Park, Maplewood, MSP Airport, Eagan, Hastings and Columbia Heights. “With the completion of the Pathways to Policing program, a new and exciting career in law enforcement awaits each graduate. HTC and its agency partners continue to support underserved populations through education,” says Kellie McElroy-Hooper, Dean of Workforce Education & Public Safety, Customized Training Services.

The Pathways to Policing program was initiated by the Bloomington and St. Louis Park police departments specifically to attract a workforce more reflective of the communities being served. It is designed to give non-traditional candidates an opportunity to pursue a career in law enforcement while maintaining their current careers. Candidates were required to have at least an associated degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Utilizing the Police Officers Standards Training (POST) Board approved curriculum, HTC delivered a 16-week academy totaling 625 hours. Upon completion of the program at HTC, cadets must pass the state exam and be sworn in at their respective police departments.

About Hennepin Technical College
Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College is the largest technical college in Minnesota.  With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Hennepin Technical College has a diverse student population of nearly 20,000 and offers degree and non-degree coursework in over 45 programs.  Achieving a 98% job placement rate within its network of industry partners, Hennepin Technical College prepares students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities.

Hennepin Technical College is a member of Minnesota State, which includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 400,000 students. It is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.

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