13 operators graduate from annual CERT Academy

13 graduates face the audience with cadre behind them.

The graduation ceremony for the 30th annual Basic Correctional Emergency Response Team was held May 24, 2019, at Boise’s Gowen Field.

Thirteen operators completed the grueling two-week academy. 

They are:

  • Keirin Carroll
  • Steven Garcia
  • Nathan Heibeck
  • Robert Holmes
  • Roy Hyde
  • Benjamin Maher
  • Brian Nicholls
  • Michael Pitt
  • Dakota Riestad
  • Thomas Stohel
  • Jacob Thompson
  • Lucas Villanueva
  • Connor Williamson

The mission of IDOC CERT is to provide the department with highly motivated, technically and tactically proficient special operations teams capable of responding top critical incidents and resolving them with minimal risk to staff, subjects, and uninvolved individuals.

Story published: 05/24/2019
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