On Friday, August 5, 2016, four new Correctional Officers began their careers after graduating from the 55th Corrections Officer Entrance Level Training Program, held at the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete an eight-week, 320 hour Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local Correctional Facilities across Maryland.
Captain Michael R. Merican, Warden of the St. Mary’s County Detention Center, congratulated the graduates and conferred their certificates of completion. Command representatives from the St., Mary's County Sheriff's Office joined the family, friends, and guests of the graduates, honoring their graduation.
Correctional Officer Rainer Hersh received the Steve Allen Leadership Award, and Correctional Officer Dale Wade improved his fit test by 60% and dropped twenty-five pounds while in the academy.
On behalf of Sheriff Tim Cameron and the men and women of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, it is our pleasure to welcome the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy 55th Session graduates:
Correctional Officers Rainer W. Hersh
Correctional Officer Alexander G. Tasciotti
Correctional Officer Briana M. Edelen
Correctional Officer Dale I. Wade
|Cpl. M. Licausi, Alexander G. Tasciotti, Rainer W. Hersh, Captain Michael R. Merican, Dale I. Wade, Briana I. Edelen, and CFC B. Luffey|