APRIL 2015

SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized

CJ Cadets

St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony.   Cadets representing St. Johns, Clay, Duval, Flagler and Broward counties received their certificates of completion for the law enforcement basic recruit evening program.   

Special recognition in the class went to Alan Spolnicki of Clay County for “Highest Academic Achievement,” and St. Johns County resident Jeremy Goldman received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement. 

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from St. Johns County:  Gergerly Acs, Jeremy Goldman, Jon Hall, Garrett Rix, Stacci Sastre, Matthew Scott, Phillip Smithson and Michael Wells.

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Clay County:  Konner Achors, Benjamin Booth, William Grubbs, Douglas Kennedy, Alan Spolnicki, Patrick Thomas and Brandon Whitehead. 

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Duval County:  Spencer Ayers, Michael Nunez, Daniel Perkins, Joel Smith and George Solomon.

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Flagler County:  Blake Colson and J. Smith.

Law enforcement basic recruit graduate from Broward County:  Daniel Cross. 

The ceremony was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. The Thrasher-Horne Center is owned and operated by SJR State College and is located on the Orange Park campus.  

The criminal justice certificate programs provide job-related training to prepare cadets for entry-level employment in their career field.  Cadets who complete the certificate program will be eligible to take the state certification exam.  The certificates also provide credit hours to be transferred into SJR State’s associate in science degree in criminal justice technology. The program is located on the St. Augustine Campus. 

Applications are currently being accepted for 2015 enrollment.  Day classes for the basic law enforcement program will begin July 8, with evening classes beginning in August.  Classes for the corrections basic recruit program will begin in September.  For more information about SJR State’s criminal justice programs, call (904) 808-7490 or visit the website at



Special awards were presented to law enforcement cadets at the SJR State criminal justice graduation ceremony. SJR State instructor Michelle Lima presented an award for “Highest Academic Achievement” to Clay County resident Alan Spolnicki  (left).  The “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement was presented to St. Johns County resident Jeremy Goldman (right).