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Detective DeMarcus Dixon received a Certificate of Completion for successfully completing the Detective Academy at Indian River State College. IRSC Academy Coordinator Darren. D. Mingear presented the certificate to Detective Dixon, stating, “DeMarcus is only the third graduate of this academy.” Mr. Mingear explained that the Detective Academy Certificate is 240-hours of comprehensive study of investigations philosophy and practical application.

Detective Dixon was previously working on road patrol full-time, while attending the academy at night, along with being a husband and father. He was determined to complete this academy and with the support of his family, has now completed his goal.

Sheriff Noel E. Stephen stated, “We are very proud of Demarcus’ accomplishment in completing this certification. Training is what makes us better for ourselves, Agency and Community. This is an example of the type of Officer we need to retain in Okeechobee for our future Sheriff’s Office!!”

Congratulations Detective DeMarcus Dixon!

(Pictured: IRSC Academy Coord. Darren D. Mingear, Det. Dixon’s wife Nashay, daughters Savannah, Victoria and Raelyn, Det. Dixon, Barbie Dixon( Det. Dixon’s sister) and Sheriff Noel E. Stephen)

Michele Bell, PIO

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