Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Police Academy Graduates
Twelve Citizens Complete Fourteen Weeks of Training
(Bel Air, Md. – June 13, 2006) — The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Police Academy will hold its graduation exercise tonight at the court house in Bel Air. Members of the twelfth Citizens’ Police Academy class will receive their diplomas from Sheriff R. Thomas Golding.
The academy, which is free of charge to residents of Harford County, began on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 and concludes tonight. The 14-week program provides citizens of Harford County with a better understanding of the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to foster a partnership between the agency and community.
Weekly classroom instruction during the 14-week academy included an overview of nearly all aspects of the Sheriff’s Office, including patrol services, criminal investigation, the K-9 unit, dive team, drug identification and gangs. Students supplemented their classroom training with field trips to the Harford County Detention Center, Emergency Operations Center and the Evidence Collection Unit of the Sheriff’s Office.
Those members of the community who have successfully completed the academy are Diane Burk, Donald Burk, Terence Cox, Glenn Dixon, Joan Hurley, Robert Johnston, Jr., Jeffrey Koerber, Tonja Morgan, Dawn Naccarato, Cindy Pfeffer-Koerber, Robert Rivkin and Harvey Wagner.
Commenting on the graduation of the twelve citizens from the Citizens’ Police Academy, Sheriff Golding stated, “Each of the graduates is commended for their dedication and commitment in completing the academy. Hopefully each graduate has obtained a greater appreciation for the challenges facing law enforcement today.”