Freehold: Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden is proud to announce the graduation of 26 recruits from the 32nd Basic Course for County Corrections Officers. The graduation, held at the Monmouth County Police Academy on Apr. 29, comes after the completion of an intense 12 week curriculum that prepares recruits for careers as corrections professionals.
“It takes dedication, courage and compassion to have a career in law enforcement,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “As these corrections officers join the ranks of professional men and women, those values will guide them in safeguarding lives and property and preserving peace in a correctional environment.”
Of the 26 recruits, ten will serve at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, headed by Acting Warden Barry Nadrowski. MCCI is nationally accredited in corrections and correctional healthcare, and, houses up to 1,328 inmates. Nine will serve at the Middlesex Department of Corrections and seven will serve at the Union County Department of Corrections.
Training for the Basic Course for County Corrections Officers is coordinated by Staff Sgt. Byron Jones of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Corrections Division. Sgt. Jones who will soon be retiring was recognized at graduation for his exceptional work.
Throughout the 12 weeks, the corrections officers engaged in physical training and drill and learned how to properly use firearms, batons, handcuffing techniques and mechanical restraints.
They were also trained in unarmed self-defense and emergency medical response. Classroom instruction included topics on law enforcement and ethics, stress management, contraband and evidence processing, characteristics of inmates and drug interdiction and identification.
“This is a proud moment for the graduates and their family members,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry. “These corrections officers selected a career in public service and made a commitment to serve others. It’s not always the easiest course, but it’s the right one.”
The presentation of awards went to Brian R. Veisz, Middlesex County Department of Corrections for academics, Brian R. Veisz, Middlesex County Department of Corrections for marksmanship, David L. Green, Jr. Union County Department of Corrections for physical training and David L. Green, Jr. Union County Department of Corrections for merit.
To date, 596 corrections officers have completed the Basic Course for County Corrections at the Monmouth County Police Academy.
32nd Basic Course for County Corrections Officers
Imran Ali, Middlesex, Edison
Bruce Allen, Monmouth, Clarksburg
Christopher Ammerman, Monmouth, Howell
Kenneth Brown, Middlesex, Colonia
Elzbieta Carpenter, Monmouth, Howell
Alexander Cavalli, Monmouth, Freehold
Taylor Clanton, Middlesex, Piscataway
Edward Cruz, Union, Elizabeth
Wilking Cruz, Union, Elizabeth
Michael DeJoy, Middlesex, South Amboy
Ashley Furman, Monmouth, Neptune
David Green, Union, Plainfield
Ronald Kmieciak, Monmouth, Freehold
Percy Ley, Union, Rahway
Michael Mazzula, Middlesex, Edison
James McAdoo, Middlesex, Edison
Claudio Mendes, Union, Linden
Victor Monticollo, Monmouth, Howell
Roland Pla, Middlesex, Avenel
Vincent Pomponio, Monmouth, Howell
Timothy Rathbun, Monmouth, Howell
Stephanie Roman, Union, Elizabeth
Matthew Snyder, Middlesex, Woodbridge
John Swartz, Monmouth, Keansburg
Brian Veisz, Middlesex, Jamesburg
Daniel Zuniga, Union, Union
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