By: Lincoln University of Missouri Marketing and University Relations
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Lincoln University of Missouri graduated nine new law enforcement professionals at a commencement ceremony May 17 in Richardson Auditorium on the LU campus. The newly minted officers make up the seventh class to complete the program of LU’s Law Enforcement Training Academy (LULETA) in Jefferson City. Launched in early 2021, LULETA is the only one of its kind, the first in the nation at an HBCU.
The new graduates are: Marcquasia Abraham from Hayti, MO; KyEssence Collins from Independence, MO; Luis Cordoba Jr. from Miami, FL; Caleb Gibson from Litchfield, IL; James Hardy from Louisville, KY; Scott Harman from Osage Beach, MO; Rajee Green from St. Louis, MO; Richard McClellan from Oakland, California; and David Swindell from Clarence, MO.
At the ceremony, Lincoln University President Dr. John B. Moseley thanked the graduates for pursuing a noble career and choosing Lincoln to be a part of their journey.
“We believe in this program, because we believe it prepares you to go out and serve the community and prepares you with the cultural competency you need regardless of the situation you find yourself,” Moseley said.
While Chief Hill addressed the graduates, he reminded them that great officers understand that they are public servants.
“Our profession only exists to serve the public,” Hill said. “Remember that. This is not a self-serving job. Great officers also understand that when you hold yourself to a higher standard, you do so because you may be the only good that people see today.”
“So, I hope, when you’re in the midst of duty, and even when you’re home with your family, that you remember many of the lessons that you learned over the last months as Lincoln University students,” Moseley said.
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