Graduates represent three counties in Maryland.
Frederick, Md (KM) Congratulations go out to the 13 men and women who recently graduated from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Academy.
“It is an honor to recognize this class of graduating correctional officers,” said Major Michael Cronise, the Sheriff’s Office Assistant Corrections Bureau Chief, in a statement.. “I know these 13 sworn officers will take what they have learned from this academy and apply to their positions within in their respective county.”
Four of the new correctional officers are being assigned to the Frederick County Detention Center; and another four will staff the Garrett County Detention Center. The remaining five will work for the Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
“These men and women are beginning their careers as professional correctional officers during an increasingly difficult and chaotic time for the criminal justice system,” says Sheriff Chuck Jenkins,, in a statement. “Corrections is a vital part of that system and roles performed in corrections largely go unrecognized, despite officers working in what is an often difficult and sometimes dangerous environment. I congratulate the entire class and wish each great success in their careers.”
The graduates and the counties they represent are:
Frederick County Adult Detention Center
Officer Morgan Andrew
Officer Melissa Holtzman
Officer Oneil Howell
Officer Jonathan Ray
Garrett County Detention Center
Officer Bradley Davis
Officer Logan Sebold
Officer Faith Sieunarine
Officer Amber Whitacre
Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Private Olatunji Alaran
Private Keith Budd
Private Tiffany Ewing
Private Courtney Ezell
Private Yovany Sanchez Bustamante
Ray, from Frederick County, was the class president and received the Academic Excellence Award. Ewing, from Montgomery County, received the Leadership Award and Whitacre, from Garrett County, received the Physical Fitness Award.
By Kevin McManus