Northern Michigan University’s Regional Police Academy held its graduation ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Fifteen recruits received certificates of completion.  The 16-week academy featured 800 hours of training required by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards. For more information, contact Leonard Dawson at 906-227-1408.             The following recruits graduated from the police academy:



Brent D. Benson of Iron River, son of Ed & Hydee Benson

Evan J. Bergstrom of Bark River, son of Mark & Karen Bergstrom

Jacob R. Bucknell of Bessemer, son of James & Colleen Bucknell

Nicholas S. Diedrich of Marquette, son of Stephen & Karen Diedrich

Jason R. Hart of Iron Mountain, son of Richard & Elizabeth Mikulich

Mallory M. Nelsen of Gladstone, daughter of Mark & Marty Nelsen

Nicholas S. Pellegrini of Escanaba, son of Stephen & Carol Pellegrini

Ryan S. Peterson of Gladstone, son of Jay & Patti Kaufman

Dale J. Shagena, II of Houghton Lake, son of Pam Shagena and Dale Shagena

Alexander J. Sieminski of Menominee, son of Stanley & Corinne Sieminski

Kristi L. Soder of Curtis, daughter of Martha Soder and Jon & Dora Soder

Chad D. Soli of L’Anse, son of Dale & Gail Hollon

Adam B. Walter of Lansing, son of Beth McNiel and Gary Walter

Justin T. Wonch of Marquette, son of David & Colleen Wonch




Jacob R. Bilodeau of Green Bay, Wis., son of Jon & Barb Bilodeau and Greta Bilodeau

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director