LAW ENFORCEMENT RECRUITS GRADUATE
MONMOUTH COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY
Sheriff Shaun Golden is pleased to announce the graduation of 28 newly sworn law enforcement officers from the Monmouth County Police Academy. On December 7, 20 recruits of the 103rd Basic Course for Police Officers and 8 recruits from the 54th Basic Course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers received their Police Training Commission certifications during a graduation ceremony at the Monmouth County Police Academy.
“These fine men and women have demonstrated their commitment to law enforcement by persevering and successfully completing intense training,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden, whose agency has five sheriff’s officers graduating and runs the Monmouth County Police Academy. “There is no higher responsibility than maintaining public safety and therefore becoming a member of law enforcement is both a great challenge and privilege. I’m proud of their accomplishments and commend all for a job well done.”
Both law enforcement classes, which were combined, consisted of 20 weeks with 780 hours of training run through the Monmouth County Police Academy. The Basic Course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers has full police powers while on duty.
All recruits train in patrol concepts, defensive driving, professional development, weaponry and unarmed defense, criminal investigation, ethics, emergency medical care and physical training, along with a host of other courses.
Upon successful completion of the police training commission approved curriculum, the officers are well prepared to serve their respective law enforcement agencies.
“We would like to take a moment to welcome our newest police academy graduates to our Monmouth County law enforcement family,” said Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago. “These officers are choosing public service, knowing that they will have to earn the trust of the residents whom they will be serving. We fully expect that they are up to this challenge and will serve their communities with honor, pride and distinction.”
“On behalf of the entire Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, I would like to thank all of the Police Academy graduates for choosing a career in law enforcement and for the public service they will perform to protect our communities,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “Monmouth County truly has the best law enforcement in the State and each of these graduates will contribute to that.”
103rd BCPO & 54th SLEO II
Joshua J. Wagner (103rd BCPO) Hazlet Township PD Academic Award
Kevin P. Donegan (103rd BCPO) Wall Township PD Marksmanship Award
Samuel B. Benson (103rd BCPO) Alternate Route Physical Training
Andrew J. Iannaccone (103rd BCPO) College of New Jersey Traffic Officers Award
Kevin P. Donegan (103rd BCPO) Wall Township PD Outstanding Award
Anthony Bartolone (54th SLEO II) Middletown PD Military Veteran Award
Andrew J. Iannaccone (103rd BCPO) College of New Jersey Merit Award