Youth Police Academy Students Gain Hands-On Experience in Crime Solving and Safety Training

Ponca City Now - June 27, 2024 6:09 am

Ponca City, OK — Last week, students from Pioneer Tech’s Youth Police Academy had the unique opportunity to delve into the world of criminal justice. Under the guidance of instructor Tom Burg, Officer Amy Ballinger, and Officer Caleb Peterson the students engaged in Crime Scene Investigation and learned about safety protocols as well as various police operations. The hands-on experience was designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the field, preparing them for potential future careers in law enforcement and public safety.

The students’ active participation and enthusiasm were evident as they navigated through various scenarios and exercises, gaining valuable insights into the daily operations of police work. This practical experience is an integral part of Pioneer Tech’s commitment to providing high-quality education and training to its students.

For more information about Pioneer Technology Center’s Criminal Justice program, please visit or call 580-762-8336.

Group Photo:

Back Row (left to right):

  • Sgt. Cody Womack
  • Sgt. Jason Ivers
  • Sgt. Brandon Hurst
  • John Brien (Ponca City)
  • Ptl. Kolby Stephens
  • Dain Keith (Ponca City)
  • Isaac Threlkeld (Ponca City)
  • Sgt. Dana Fisher
  • Cpl. Dylan Williams
  • Ptl. Caleb Peterson

Front Row (left to right):

  • Tom Burg, Instructor
  • Naomi Chrisman (Newkirk)
  • Wyatt Turner (Tonkawa)
  • Justin Brien (Ponca City)
  • Addyson Daley (Fairfax)
  • Ezekiel Leonard (McCord)
  • Mason Snow (Ponca City)
  • Kelby Grimes (Ponca City)
  • Lathan Haines (Ponca City)
  • Ptl. Amy Ballinger


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