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UPDATE: 36th Basic Course Graduates

Police | Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:35 am | Updated 1 year 12 weeks ago | Read 6385 | Commented 0 | Emailed 4

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COURT HOUSE – The Police Academy’s 36th Basic Course for Police Officers’ graduation took place Jan. 23, a day later than planned due to snow. The ceremony took place at 4 p.m. at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Lane, Court House. An open house and demonstrations preceded graduation at Noon at the Public Safety Training Center.

Vice-Director Desiderio addressed the class and the keynote speaker was James Plousis, chairman of the New Jersey Parole Board and former United States Marshal and Cape May County Sheriff. Thirty-six police officers from 12 departments in New Jersey and 7 alternate route candidates took oaths ending a 22-week training program at the Cape May County Police Academy. The Academy is the only residential based training center in the state of New Jersey for municipal recruit training.

The class started with a physical fitness average of 72.7 percent and finished with an average of 88.6 percent. The Class final academic average was 92.11 percent and their firearm average was 93.5 percent. The class president is Recruit Michael Byrnes of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department who was elected by members of the class. The class motto is, “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”

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Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio is proud to announce that the 36th Basic Course for Police Officers will graduate from the Police Academy Jan. 22, 2014. The ceremony will take place at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center, 212 Bayberry Lane, Cape May Court House, New Jersey. Vice-Director Desiderio will address the class and the keynote speaker will be James Plousis, Chairman of the New Jersey Parole Board and former United States Marshal and Cape May County Sheriff.

Thirty-six police officers from twelve departments in New Jersey and 7 alternate route candidates will graduate after completing a 22 week training program at the Cape May County Police Academy. The Academy is the only residential based training center in the state of New Jersey for municipal recruit training.

The class started with a physical fitness average of 72.7 percent and finished with an average of 88.6 percent. The Class final academic average was 92.11 percent and their firearm average was 93.5 percent. The class president is Recruit Michael Byrnes of the Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department who was elected by members of the class. The class motto is, “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”

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