St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during the college’s graduation ceremony.
With the event held at the Thrasher-Horne Center on the college’s Orange Park campus, cadets representing St. Johns, Clay, Putnam, Duval and Flagler counties received their certificates of completion for the Florida Law Enforcement Academy program. Putnam County Sheriff H.D. “Gator” DeLoach addressed the graduates as the keynote speaker.
Special recognition in the basic law enforcement class went to Timothy Frauenhofer of Putnam County, who was presented the Highest Marksmanship Achievement award. Mason Patrou of St. Johns County received the Highest Academic Achievement award, and Clay County resident Tracy Pinson received the Medallion Award.
Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from St. Johns County include Dennis Camden, Joseph Capriglione, Brandon Cologne, Jonathan Correa, Donna Culbreth, Johnathan Guinn, Justin Mims, Justin Morrow, Patrou, Dominic Quintieri, Heather Schott, Kurt Sellers and Jacob Sesemann.
The criminal justice certificate programs provide job-related training to prepare cadets for entry-level employment in their career field. Cadets who complete the certificate program will be eligible to take the state certification exam. The certificates also provide credit hours to be transferred into SJR State’s associate in science degree in criminal justice technology. The program is located on the St. Augustine campus.
Applications are currently being accepted for 2017 enrollment. Evening classes for SJR State’s Florida Law Enforcement Academy will begin July 31. Classes for SJR State’s Florida Corrections Officer Academy are scheduled to begin in September.
For more information about SJR State’s criminal justice programs, call (904) 808-7490 or visit the website at SJRstate.edu/criminaljustice.html.