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Mesquite, TX – September 1, 2017 – Today, the Mesquite Police Department (MPD) graduated three recruits from its Basic Police Officer Course (BPOC). Less than four percent of the 2,664 law enforcement agencies in Texas have a training academy. MPD has graduated 45 recruits from its BPOC since the training academy began in 2013.
The graduates are Cody A. Garcia – Forney, TX; Christopher L. Wylie – Mesquite, TX and Joshua S. Holmes – Mesquite, TX.
The three new police officers completed 25 weeks of the BPOC program. They will now begin a 17-week field training program. Upon successful completion of the field training program the police officers will be assigned to patrol duties.