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Police Recruits Graduate and Embark on a Career in Law Enforcement

img_2201Freehold: Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce the graduation of the newly sworn in law enforcement officers from the Monmouth County Police Academy. On Dec. 15, 60 officers of the 91st  Basic Course for Police Officers  received their police training commission certifications during a ceremony at the Monmouth County Police Academy.

“By successfully completing this training, these fine men and women have demonstrated their commitment to law enforcement,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden, whose agency had one sheriff’s officer, S/O Royston Hercules, graduate. “That is a great privilege, since there is no greater responsibility, than maintaining public safety. I’m proud of their accomplishments and commend all for a job well done.”

img_2208The Basic Course for Police Officers is a 20 week program with 780 hours of training run through the Monmouth County Police Academy. Upon successful completion of the police training commission approved curriculum, the officers are well trained and well prepared to serve their respective law enforcement agencies.

“These graduates have completed a rigorous training program, at a prime police academy from Monmouth County’s highly qualified instructors,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, who gave remarks. “I have no doubt they will all embark on successful careers in law enforcement.”

Sheriff Shaun Golden, Darryl Breckenridge, Police Academy Director, Chief John Sorrentino, Sea Bright PD, Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni and Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone presented the graduates with their certificates.

“Through their strong commitment and hard work, we can be sure that these graduates will serve our residents and communities well as they begin successful careers in law enforcement,” said Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.

Awards recipients of the 91st Basic Course included:  


Academic Award: Young Cho, Rutgers University

Marksmanship Award: Edmund Girgis, Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office

Physical Training Award: David Smithman, Wall Townhsip

Merit Award: Royston Hercules, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office

Traffic Officers Association Award: Young Cho, Rutgers University

Outstanding Trainee Award: David Smithman, Wall Township


For a downloadable version of this press release, click here:  News-Release-Monmouth-Co-Police-Academy-Graduation