APRIL 2018

SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized

2018 BLE group photo
BLE awards recipients

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

Ormond Beach Police Chief Jesse Godfrey addressed the graduates as the keynote speaker. Special recognition went to Alexander Barrera and William Whitman, both of Clay County, for “Highest Academic Achievement.” St. Johns County resident James Sharp received an award for “Highest Marksmanship Achievement,” and Danielle Boyer, of Clay County, received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement.

Graduates from Clay County: Barrera, Boyer, Luke Howell, Michael McCook, Caleb Mitchell, Jordan Spaulding and Whitman.

Graduate from Putnam County: Jose Navarro Reyes.

Graduates from St. Johns County: Christian Coble, Ted-Minh Greenhut, Robert Harpin, Melvin Lewis, Carlos Lopez, Kenneth Patrick, Ralph Papovitch, Michael Pierce, Kaitlin Rodriguez, Sharp and Devin Williams.

Graduates from Flagler County: Dylan Ranzie and Joshua Rhoton.

The ceremony was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center, which is owned and operated by SJR State 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 programs 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 2018 enrollment. Daytime and evening classes for SJR State’s Florida Law Enforcement Academy will begin in July. Classes for SJR State’s Florida Corrections Officer Academy are scheduled to begin in August. For more information about SJR State’s criminal justice programs, call (904) 808-7490 or visit the website at

During the graduation ceremony, SJR State criminal justice instructor/coordinator Stephen Mills recognized four law enforcement cadets for special achievement. From left to right: William Whitman of Clay County received the “Highest Academic Achievement” award; Danielle Boyer, also of Clay, received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement; James Sharp of St. Johns County received the award for “Highest Marksmanship Achievement;” and Alexander Barrera of Clay County also received the “Highest Academic Achievement” award.



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