Deputy Hector Cortez

Deputy Hector Cortez of the Howard County Sheriff’s Department was one of 49 officers who participated in the Basis Police Training Class 2012-A at the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in East Camden, Arkansas.

The twelve week, 480 hour course, which began January 8, 2012 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.  An officer must maintain an academic score of at least 70% on each examination, and consistently fire at least 80% during training exercises to successfully complete all phases of the course.

Graduation ceremonies were conducted March 30, 2012 at 10:00 A.M., at the SAU Tech Ross Center.

We are proud to have Hector working with us and I believe he will be a great asset to our department.

Butch Morris
Howard County Sheriff