Deputy Bradley K. Royle of the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office graduated from POST Academy class 51/52 at Stewart Facility in Carson City on Nov. 19. Royle has been employed with the sheriff’s office as a jailer.

Also graduating with Royle, Mineral County resident Gary Hall, of Schurz, also received his certificate of completion from POST. Hall is the chief of police for Walker River Pauite Tribe. He became the chief of police for the entity on Oct. 20, 2014 but had worked previously as a patrol officer for Walker River.

Keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchinson spoke to the 25 graduates. Each peace officer must complete the Category I POST Academy course, which is 620 hours of intense training held over a period of 16 weeks. The training includes law and legal procedures, patrol operations and investigation, functions of a peace officer and course administration and exams. The Category II Post Academy class is contained within the Category I academy and is 356 hours covered in nine weeks.

Other noted speakers were POST Executive Director Michael Sherlock and POST Academy Commander Orlando Guerra.