Stacy Robinson, '17

Former Legal Secretary changes careers to become a Patrol Officer for the City of Fremont Police Department

Everybody who teaches at the Academy is very experienced. They are able to give the students a lot of insight because they have been through the different stages of law enforcement." ~ Stacy Robinson

Stacy Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies from the University of Toledo in 2011. She had been working as a Legal Secretary, mostly in the Sandusky County Juvenile Court, but it wasn’t fulfilling. “It was very routine,” she says. “You do the same paperwork every day. You clock in, clock out and go home.” She decided to try something different and followed in her father’s footsteps. “My dad is a police officer, so I grew up around law enforcement.” That’s when Stacy decided to pursue a career on the police force.

Having been a College Credit Plus student when she attended Fremont Ross, Stacy was familiar with Terra State Community College. ”I went to Terra State before and I liked the environment. It was close to home and I was working full time. Plus, I have children, so I was not able to go a long distance away from home.” In July 2017, Stacy graduated from the Terra State Law Enforcement Academy earning her Ohio Police Officer Training Academy certification. She continued on and earned her Associate of Police Science in December of the same year. “Everybody who teaches at the Academy is very experienced,” Stacy says. “They are able to give the students a lot of insight because they have been through the different stages of law enforcement.”

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    Certificate and DegreeBasic Law Academy and Criminal Justice
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    Length of Study

    1 year, Full time and 2 years Full-time

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    Cost

    $6,432 for Basic Law Academy and $12,462 for Criminal Justice

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In addition to helping in the classroom, the instructors were also instrumental in helping place students in the workforce. “Larry Cunningham would let us know what positions were available. Every time a job was posted, he would email all the students. Other instructors would tag us on Facebook with opportunities. They made sure we knew what was out there for employment.”

Stacy is currently a Patrol Officer for the City of Fremont Police Department. She enjoys the daily variety of her position and encourages those looking to enter or are already in the field to always keep challenging themselves. “Don’t be complacent. Continue to grow. Continue to train. That process of knowledge still needs to continue whether you have a career or not.”