Two officers with the Wadesboro Police Department received degrees with honors on May 11.
Sgt. Ephraim Davis and Patrolman William “Billy” Jacobs each received an associate degree in criminal justice technology from Stanly Community College, according to a press release from Chief Thedis L. Spencer.
“When police officers continue their education, they make themselves a current and relevant asset to their department and society,” Spencer said. “Education increases professionalism, stronger community relations, and independent problem-solving skills.”
Davis graduated as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa nationally-recognized honor society with a 4.0 grade point average. Jacobs also graduated with honors with a 4.0 GPA and was recognized as a military veteran during the graduation.
“Wadesboro Police Department has several officers with a bachelor’s degree and an associate degree, and we are proud to be staffed by officers who seek to further their education to help improve their skill set and improve the services they provide to the community they serve,” Spencer said.