Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers presents Officer Jerad Spaur his diploma during the graduation ceremonies.
On June 30, Officer Jerad Spaur of the Hoquiam Police Department graduated the Washington State Basic Law Enforcement Academy in Burien.
Officer Spaur and 28-other officers and deputies from around the state attended the 19-week academy administered by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. During the academy, Officer Spaur successfully completed over 720-hours of intensive law enforcement training and testing.
During the formal graduation ceremony, Officer Spaur's wife, Tabitha, pinned his badge on his uniform.
Officer Spaur worked for the police department for over two-years as a police services officer assigned to the Hoquiam City Jail. He was one of the first police services officers hired when the jail was re-opened in 2013. Officer Spaur transferred from Corrections to Patrol in February when he started the academy.
Officer Spaur will have one day-off before starting the 12-week Field Training and Evaluation Program on Thursday, July 2. While in field training, he will work and ride with different field training officers as he applies what he learned in the academy to working on the street.
"We are excited to have Officer Spaur back from the academy. We are looking forward to him continuing to serve the citizens of Hoquiam as a patrol officer for our department," said Hoquiam Police Chief Jeff Myers.