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So. Md. Correctional Officers Complete Academy


The latest class of So. Md. Correctional Officers graduated on Friday, October 19, 2007.
The latest class of So. Md. Correctional Officers graduated on Friday, October 19, 2007.

WALDORF, Md. (October 26, 2007)—The Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy celebrated the graduation of 15 new correctional officers at a ceremony held Friday, October 19, at North Point High School for Science, Technology and Industry.

The students completed a 10-week training program, which began August 13. Seven of the graduating officers are from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, three are from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, and five are from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office.

At the ceremony, Academy instructors presented awards to students who excelled in two categories. Correctional Officer Christopher A. Marseglia of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office received the physical fitness award and Correctional Officer Richard M. Dean of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office received the scholastic achievement award.

The class achieved a 93.67 final class academic average. Their class motto, chosen by the students at the beginning of the training program, was “Integrity Above All.”

Director Pamela Dottellis of the Charles County Detention Center served as keynote speaker for the ceremony. Ed Schauf of the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) legal studies department spoke about the articulation agreement between the Academy and CSM, which provides each graduate with six college credit hours for completion of Academy courses. Charles County Sheriff Rex Coffey, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy Cameron and Capt. Thomas Reese, who represented Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans, each shared remarks with the graduates.

The new correctional officers are: Charles County Sheriff’s Office: Christopher Clemons, Richard Dean, Antonio Evans, Thomas Greer, Stephen Harris, William Isenberg and Amber McAlwee. Calvert County Sheriff’s Office: Robert Lee, Breann Nagel and Robert Scott. St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office: Jennifer Guy, Amanda Holton, Christopher Marseglia, Jonathan Rosado and Austin Schultz.

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