Bagpipe music flooded the room as members of the Nampa Police Honor Guard led College of Western Idaho (CWI) Law Enforcement students into the Nampa Civic Center on Thursday, May 16, for the graduation ceremony. Family and friends looked on as the 17 graduates marched passed the crowd to the front of the room. The event began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by opening remarks from Brett Reid, Director of Law Enforcement at CWI.
"We are extremely proud of the Law Enforcement graduates of the Spring 2019 class. They are an exceptional group who have consistently exhibited the qualities and abilities required to protect and serve our communities," said Reid.
President Bert Glandon also spoke during the event and highlighted the pride he feels in each of the graduates and in the success of the program.
Keynote speaker, Sgt. Chad Sarmento, of Ada County Sheriff’s Office, one of the many instructors from the law enforcement community who teaches at CWI, told the students he is a better person for knowing each of them and for the stories they shared during class.
“May God bless your journey through life, your families, and your chosen career in criminal justice. For those of you heading towards a law enforcement career, after you leave these excellent educational hallways, I would like to welcome you to our family. Thank you, and good luck to each every one of you,” said Sarmento, as he finished his speech.