SJR State law enforcement cadets recognized
Cadets from St. Johns River State College (SJR State) Criminal Justice Academy were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony at the Viking Center located at the College’s St. Augustine campus. Graduates representing Clay, Putnam, St. Johns and other counties received certificates for completing Florida Law Enforcement Academy programs. During the ceremony, four law enforcement cadets were recognized for special achievement.
For highest academic achievement, Ryan Wilkinson from St. Johns County received the Top Scholar Award, as well as the Top Gun Award for highest marksmanship scores during the firearms qualifications. Additionally, Wilkinson was presented with the Leadership Award for exhibiting strong leadership skills in support of his class.
St. Johns County resident Katrina Labaut received the Physical Fitness Award for showing the most improvement in physical training in strength and endurance.
St. Johns County resident Scott Wade received the Medallion Award for achieving for highest overall achievement and displaying class leadership.
Flagler County resident Tyrique Harper received the Warrior Award for demonstrating resilience throughout the academy despite the obstacles.
The April graduates included Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadet from Clay County: Michael Law. Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets from St. Johns County: Brandon Corbin, Katrina Labaut, Scott Wade and Ryan Wilkinson.
Law Enforcement Basic Recruit cadets from other counties: Tyrique Harper (Flagler) and Amanda Kulick (Duval).
Corrections Officer Crossover to Law Enforcement cadets: Matthew Taylor (Duval County) and Matthew Westover (St. Johns County).
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.
For class starting dates and additional information about SJR State’s Florida Law Enforcement Academy, call (904) 808-7490 or visit SJRstate.edu.
Ryan Wilkinson of St. Johns County received the Top Scholar, Marksmanship, and Leadership Awards; St. Johns County residents Katrina Labaut received the Physical Fitness Award and Scott Wade received the Medallion Award; Flagler County resident Tyrique Harper received the Warrior Award. Each graduate is pictured with Law Enforcement instructor/coordinator Deborah McCarley.
During SJR State’s Criminal Justice Academy graduation ceremony, four law enforcement cadets were recognized for special achievement.
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