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Two deputies complete POST academy

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Sheriff Ron Pierini announced the recent graduation of two Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies from the State of Nevada Peace Officer Standards and Training Law Enforcement Academy.

Deputies David Cadwallader and Bill Coleman graduated from the academy on Nov. 13, after attending the academy for four months.

The POST academy is located at the Stewart Training Facility in Carson City.

During the academy, law enforcement cadets are instructed in such topics as: federal, state and local laws, laws of search and seizure, laws of arrest, community oriented policing, physical fitness, use of force, defensive tactics, handcuffing and searching, interpersonal communication, interview and interrogation, crime scene processing, domestic battery investigation, report writing, dispatch and radio procedure, traffic enforcement, traffic accident investigation, emergency vehicle operations, first aid and lifesaving procedures, and a host of other law enforcement and public safety topics.

Cadwallader and Coleman have been with the sheriff’s office since February 2008.

Prior to that, Coleman was a 15-year-veteran reserve officer.