Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers Graduate

Corrections Graduation PhotoFreehold: 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

For a downloadable version of this press release, click here:  News-Release-MCSO-Corrections-Officers-Graduate-April-29