Pioneer Technology Center’s First Basic Peace Officer Certification Students Celebrate Graduation

Ponca City Now - November 11, 2022 7:02 am

Pioneer Technology Center’s first Basic Peace Officer Certification (BPOC) class celebrated their graduation with a ceremony and reception last week.

They are pictured left to right in the back-row, Joseph Brown, Blackwell Police Department; 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 left to right, Amy Ballinger and Blake Gory with the 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 December 15th, contact Tucker Hodgson, BPOC Coordinator, for more information at 580-762-8336 or visit


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