VC Law Enforcement Academy graduates honored at ceremony

Eighteen graduates of Victoria College’s Law Enforcement Academy Class #102 were honored at a ceremony on Dec. 7 at Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex.

Eighteen Law Enforcement Academy cadets who graduated from Victoria College’s 102nd Basic Peace Officer Certification class were honored at a graduation ceremony on Dec. 7 at the Victoria College’s Emerging Technology Complex.

Justin Simpkins was named class valedictorian, and Simon Tumlinson received the John Baylor Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award is named in honor of the former Victoria Police Department officer and is given to the “most outstanding student” as selected by class instructors.

Other graduates were Simon Tumlinson, Kolbe Kutach, Angelica Hernandez, Eric Gregory, Samantha Soloya, Blake Eschenburg, Alejandro Silvestre, Neko Gonzales, Brandy Davis Herman Manzano, Jessie Ramirez, Tyler Saenz, Justin Simpkins, Terry Jordan, Brittany Bailey, Harrison Yancey, Matthew Puente, and Ethan Casillas.

VC offers two academies a year – one during the fall semester and another during the spring semester. Both academies are held Monday through Friday with classes meeting eight to ten hours a day.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2023 academy, which will run July 17-Dec. 6. The application deadline is June 29.

For more information on VC’s Law Enforcement Academy, call (361) 573-3291 or email