St. Johns River Community College reported to Historic City News local news desk that criminal justice academy cadets were recently recognized during a graduation ceremony.
Cadets representing St. Johns, Clay, Putnam, Duval, Flagler and Marion counties received their certificates of completion for the corrections basic recruit program.
The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, St. Augustine Police Department and Clay County Sheriff’s Office opened the ceremony with the “presentation of the colors” followed by the cadets reciting the code of ethics. The guest speaker was Detective Andrew Scott of the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.
Special recognition in the corrections class went to Clay County resident Daniel Cox for the “Medallion Award,” to Flagler County resident Matthew Hobbs for “Highest Academic Achiever,” and to St. Johns County resident John Hagberg for “Most Proficient in Firearms.”
Corrections graduates from St. Johns County are: John Albury, Shain Bagley, Bryan Behrmann, John Clark IV, Ryan Deringer, Christopher Esser, Kimberly Goedecke, John Hagberg, Devin Moeller, Matthew Speckman and Scott VanDermark.
Corrections graduates from Clay County are: Daniel Cox, Aaron Jolly, Kent Taylor and Becki Wolf.
Corrections graduates from Putnam County are: Mark Blackwelder and Frederick Kemp.
Corrections graduates from Duval County are: Kendra Bush, Frank Lemaster, James Sullivan and Jason Wendell.
Corrections graduates from Flagler County are: Robert Carroll, Colin Haggerty, Matthew Hobbs, Lee O’Hearn, Herbert Rothermel Jr. and Vincent Spingola.
The corrections graduate from Marion County is Douglas Greenfield.
The ceremony was held at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts. The THCA is owned and operated by SJRCC 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 SJRCC’s associate in science degree in criminal justice officer administration. The program is located on the St. Augustine Campus. The next corrections class is scheduled to begin March 1.
For more information about SJRCC’s criminal justice programs, call (904) 808-7490