PTC celebrates first Basic Peace Officer class graduates

November 10, 2022 | Police

PONCA CITY — Pioneer Technology Center’s first Basic Peace Officer Certification class celebrated their graduation with a ceremony and reception last week. 

From left are: Joseph Brown, and Baylee Tanner, Blackwell Police Department. Napoleon Elston Jr., Ponca City Police Dept; George Sims, Osage County Sheriff’s Office; and Cordell Gillespie, Kay County Detention Center. 

Front row from left are: Amy Ballinger and Blake Gory, Ponca City Police Department. 

BPOC hands-on training provides realistic training scenarios from highly qualified instructors. Students are held to the highest standard and evaluated on their ability to demonstrate their competency and ability for all aspects of the program. Enrollment is open for the January class. Applications are due by Dec. 15. Contact Tucker Hodgson, BPOC Coordinator, for more information at 580-762-8336 or visit

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