MAY 2019

SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized

2019 May award winners Douglas Faircloth, Dean Lowe and Lake Powers with instructor,  Randy McCullough.

Cadets from St. Johns River State College (SJR State) Criminal Justice Academy were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony at the Thrasher-Horne Center located at the College’s Orange Park campus.

Graduates representing Clay, Putnam, St. Johns and Duval counties received certificates for completing Florida Law Enforcement Academy programs. Special recognition went to Clay County resident Douglas Faircloth for “Highest Academic Achievement,” Dean Lowe of Putnam County for “Highest Marksmanship Achievement,” and Clay County resident Lake Powers received the “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement. In his role as class leader, Powers also led the class in the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and addressed faculty and guests on behalf of his classmates.

SJR State Vice President of Workforce Development Anna Lebesch gave the welcome, validated the graduates’ certificates and provided the closing remarks. The invocation was given by St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (SJSO) Deputy Kelly Kemp, and SJSO Office Director Sam Williams addressed the graduates as the keynote speaker.

The graduates included Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets from Clay County: Joshua Borchardt, Faircloth, Brittney Foster, Joshua Mays, Lake Powers, Ryan Powers and Julia Senna.

2019 BLE Class

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets from Putnam County: Timothy Denham, Lowe and Eli McNett.

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets from St. Johns County: Anthony Bennett, Taylor Burchfield, Lorenzo Harris, Moriah Raymond, Brendan Riggins and Jessica Satkowiak.

Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets from Duval County: Joshua Byrne and Jeremy Mandile.

Law Enforcement cadets: Tianyana Bailey (Flagler), William McKinnon (Putnam) and Toni Moore (Clay).

Crossover to Law Enforcement cadets: Dakota Bell (Clay), Jerrod Houldson (Clay) and Tyler Kovacs (Duval).

Corrections Basic Recruit cadet from Duval County: Shontia Holt.

Located at the St. Augustine campus, SJR State’s Criminal Justice Academy offers certificate programs and provides job-related training to prepare cadets for entry-level employment in the field. Upon completion of the certificate programs, cadets will be eligible to take the state certification exam. The certificates also provide credit hours that can be transferred to SJR State’s associate in science degree in criminal justice technology.

Daytime and evening classes for SJR State’s Florida Law Enforcement Academy will begin on July 3. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information about SJR State’s criminal justice programs, call (904) 808-7490 or visit the website at

During SJR State’s Criminal Justice Academy graduation ceremony, three law enforcement cadets were recognized for special achievement. From left to right: Dean Lowe, “Highest Marksmanship Achievement;” Douglas Faircloth, “Highest Academic Achievement;” Lake Powers, “Medallion Award” for highest overall achievement; and Randy McCullough, instructor/coordinator.



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