MDWFP Conservation Cadets graduate from MLEOTA

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) announced the remarkable achievement of eleven exceptional cadets who graduated from 10 weeks of training at The Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy (MLEOTA) on Thursday, August 3, 2023. The mission of the academy is to enhance public safety in Mississippi by providing professional law enforcement training to state, county, and local law enforcement agencies.

With 27 agencies participating, and over 50 graduates, the following cadets received well-deserved honors that spotlight their exceptional capabilities:

  • Top Cop/Overall Winner – Ben Gray
  • Top Shot Winner – Brandon Edmondson
  • Squad Leader – Dustin Floyd

The MDWFP takes immense pride in the accomplishments of all the cadets who have successfully completed their training at MLEOTA. Their diligence, resilience, and commitment to service highlight the bright future that lies ahead for them.

In addition to MLEOTA, these cadets will have also completed an additional 16 weeks at the Mississippi Conservation Officer Training Academy (MCOTA).

The graduating class, consisting of Logan McDaniel, Brandon Edmondson, Stephan Helton, Christopher Scott, Ben Gray, Tonnor Segree, D’Jarvis Kendrick, Dustin Floyd, Lane Young, Conner Clark, and Max Kelly, represents the embodiment of the MDWFP’s core values and commitment to excellence.

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