STC Peace Officer Academy spring completion ceremony May 16 10 AM Eckburg Auditorium

Class named in honor of former Pooler Police Chief Butch Chan

SAVANNAH – Fifteen will graduate from the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy at its spring completion ceremony May 16 at 10 AM in the Eckburg Auditorium on the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road. Of the fifteen, six are currently affiliated with law enforcement agencies including Savannah Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Hill Police Department and Savannah Technical College Police Department.

Each cohort selects a fallen officer for whom the graduating class will be named. This cohort selected Police Chief Clarence E. Butch Chan, who died unexpectedly on August 30, 2010. Chan’s wife Laura and her son will be in attendance to accept challenge coins in honor of Chief Chan.

Pooler Police Chief Mark Revenew will deliver the keynote address.

This is the seventh group of students to complete the program since its inception in 2009. To date, the program has graduated 90 POST-certified officers.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

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