Officer Dan Gallagher of the Hardy Police Department was one of 57 officers who successfully completed the Basic Police Training Course 2022-A at the BRTC Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas, Arkansas.
The Basic Police Training program is a course of study consisting of 593 hours of classroom and lab experience as accredited by the Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training
(CLEST). Upon successful completion of this program, law enforcement students meet statutory training requirements and are eligible for state certification as law enforcement officers. Each graduating officer maintained a minimum academic score of 70 percent, and consistently fired at 80 percent accuracy during firearms training exercises to successfully complete all phases of the course.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed the Spring 2022 LETA graduates during the ceremony held on Friday, April 15 at 1 p.m. in the Randolph County Development Center on the Pocahontas campus.