Chad A. Fowler and Ben Willen of the Cabot Police Department was two of 49 officers who successfully completed Basic Police Training Course 2017-B at the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas.

Fowler and his wife Alexa have one son, Michael, and one daughter, Franczeska.

The 13-week, 577-hour course, included instruction in standard police tactics, firearms, legal, educational, technical skills, and practical exercises. In each course, emphasis is placed upon the officers achieving excellence in both academic subjects and firearms training. Each officer must maintain an academic score of at least 70 percent on each examination, and consistently fire at least 80 percent during firearms training exercises to successfully complete all phases of the course.

Graduation was Friday, Nov. 17 in the Randolph County Development Center on the campus of Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.