JUNE 2017

SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized at graduation

Law Awards, Students

St. Johns River State College criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony. Cadets representing St. Johns, Clay, Putnam, Duval and Flagler counties received their certificates of completion for the Florida Law Enforcement Academy program.   

Putnam County Sheriff H.D. “Gator” DeLoach addressed the graduates as the keynote speaker.

Special recognition in the basic law enforcement class went to Timothy Frauenhofer, of Putnam County, who was presented the “Highest Marksmanship Achievement” award. Mason Patrou, of St. Johns County, received the “Highest Academic Achievement” award, and Clay County resident Tracy Pinson received the “Medallion Award.”

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Clay County: Michael Crider, Andrew Griffin, Pinson, Corey Pounders, Joshua Smith, Jeremiah Theus and Connor Turbeville.

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Putnam County: Frauenhofer, John Gogan, Phillip John and Gary Sands, Jr.

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from St. Johns County: Dennis Camden, Joseph Capriglione, Brandon Cologne, Jonathan Correa, Donna Culbreth, Johnathan Guinn, Justin Mims, Justin Morrow, Patrou, Dominic Quintieri, Heather Schott, Kurt Sellers and Jacob Sesemann.

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Duval County: Michael Cody, Stephen Ficke, Lavasha Knight, Horacio Mendez, Jerry Tillett and Ashley Torres.

Law enforcement basic recruit graduates from Flagler County: Michael Mohamed and Marissa Woodcock.

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 2017 enrollment. Evening classes for SJR State’s Florida Law Enforcement Academy will begin on July 31. Classes for SJR State’s Florida Corrections Officer Academy are scheduled to begin in September.  For more information about SJR State’s criminal justice programs, call (904) 808-7490 or visit the website at

During SJR State’s law enforcement graduation ceremony, SJR State instructor/coordinator Michelle Lima recognized three cadets for special achievement.  From left: The “Highest Marksmanship Achievement” award was presented to Timothy Frauenhofer of Putnam County; the “Highest Academic Achievement” award was presented to Mason Patrou of St. Johns County; and the “Medallion Award” went to Clay County resident Tracy Pinson.



Susan Kessler
Director of Public Relations and Publications
(386) 312-4020