Harford County Sheriff's Office Announces Graduation of 15th Entrance Level Correctional Officers Class
(Harford County MD, January 2, 2008) — Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane and Warden Elwood Dehaven are pleased to announce the 15th graduating class of Entrance Level Correctional Officers. The ceremony held on Tuesday, December 18th honored thirteen graduates: Adam Blair, Christopher Carnohan, Benjamin Elliott, Michael Gerczak, Kelly Hudson, Andrew Infante, Terry Lindsey, Megan McBride, Mary Mullin, Brandon Smithson, Garrett Stefan, Michelle Travers and David Wille. Adam Blair was named class valedictorian with a 97.6 average. Mary Mullin was selected by her peers to place the ceremonial class flag onto the “guide on”, an honor bestowed on her by her fellow classmates.
Lieutenant Brooks, Director of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy welcomed over 200 families, friends and dignitaries to the event held at Harford Community college. Among the distinguished guests were Robert McCord, Harford County Attorney, “Captain” Jim McMahan, Harford County Councilman, and Roxanne Lynch from the Harford County Executive’s Office. The National Anthem was sung by Kelligh Pangrantz, a student of Harford Technical High School. Posting of colors were skillfully performed by the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard; while the Retiring of the Colors was handled by the Young Marines. Guest speakers for the evening were Sheriff L. Jesse Bane and Retired Warden – Richard Lanham. Both gentleman offered some common sense and inspirational advice to the young graduates. Diplomas were presented to the graduates by Sheriff Bane and Mr. Pat Bradley, Executive Director of the MD Police and Correctional Training Commission.
Each graduate completed 10 weeks of intensive training sanctioned by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission. Recruits received specialized training in over 200 course objectives including first aid, CPR, defensive tactics, fire safety, report writing and physical fitness to name a few. In addition to the training received, graduates will also receive nine credits towards and Associate Arts degree in Criminal Justice. For further information regarding a career as a correctional office with the Harford County Sheriff’s office, contact 410-836-6600 or visit the website at www.harfordsheriff.org.