SJR State law enforcement and corrections cadets recognized
St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony. Cadets representing Clay, Putnam, St. Johns, Duval and other counties received their certificates of completion for the Florida Law Enforcement Academy and Florida Corrections Officer Academy basic recruit programs.
St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar addressed the graduates as the keynote speaker.
Special recognition in the basic law enforcement class went to Tanner Oglesbee of Putnam County for “Highest Academic Achievement.” St. Johns County resident Jonathan Smith received the award for “Highest Marksmanship Achievement,” and Jarrod Langlois of Duval County received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement.
Special recognition in the corrections class went to St. Johns County resident Christopher Brewer for “Highest Academic Achievement.” Ronnie Jones of Flagler County received the award for “Highest Marksmanship Achievement,” and Branden Bryant of Putnam County received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement.
Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Clay County: Christopher Batchelder, Easton Chandler, Michael Davis, Allison Deville, Halston Jones, William Suttles and Nicholas Zagami.
Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Putnam County: Aaron Azcarate, David Fiske, Terry King, Tanner Oglesbee, Artavious Ward and Matthew Westbury.
Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from St. Johns County: Kevin Allen, Damon Benonis, Bryan Bowers, Kari Boyles, Zachary Caprio, Miko Hines, Joshua Kotsis, Jonathan Smith and Troy Van Dyke.
Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from other counties: Tyler Harrell, Jarrod Langlois, David Little, Steed Simmons, Amy Wiggins (Duval County) and Alexandria Aponte (Collier County).
Crossover to law enforcement basic recruit graduate from Duval County: Benjamin Brown.
Corrections basic recruit graduate from Putnam County: Branden Bryant.
Corrections basic recruit graduate from St. Johns County: Christopher Brewer.
Corrections basic recruit graduates from other counties: Johnnie Robinson (Duval County) and Ronnie Jones (Flagler County).
Crossover to corrections basic recruit graduates from St. Johns County: Robert Fagan, Nathan Lebon and Derek Willingham.
In memory of SJR State Criminal Justice Academy alumnus Deputy Ben Zirbel, the cadets presented Deputy Zirbel’s class flag and a contribution to the Deputy Ben Zirbel Memorial Scholarship to his wife, Anna Zirbel. SJR State established the scholarship in August to provide financial assistance to students attending the Academy.
The ceremony was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center, which 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 and transfer credit hours to earn 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. Daytime and evening classes for SJR State’s Florida Law Enforcement Academy will begin in July 2019. Classes for SJR State’s Florida Corrections Officer Academy are scheduled to begin in February 2019. For more information about SJR State’s criminal justice programs, call (904) 808-7490 or visit SJRstate.edu.
During the graduation ceremony, SJR State criminal justice instructor/coordinator John Donlon recognized three law enforcement cadets for special achievement.
From left: Tanner Oglesbee, of Putnam County, for “Highest Academic Achievement;” Jonathan Smith, of St. Johns County, received the award for “Highest Marksmanship Achievement;” Jarrod Langlois, of Duval County, received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement; and Donlon.
SJR State criminal justice instructor/coordinator Deborah McCarley presented special achievement awards to three cadets in the corrections basic recruit program.
From left: Christopher Brewer, of St. Johns County, received the “Highest Academic Achievement;” Ronnie Jones, of Flagler County, received the award for “Highest Marksmanship Achievement;” Branden Bryant, of Putnam County, received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement; and McCarley.
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