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This week marks the tenth year for the Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) program.

The YLA program fosters and encourages teens, ages 14 to 18, to be future leaders in and out of the community. The 25 teens will develop and foster leadership skills while meeting and having fun with like-minded peers.

Each day the YLA members will meet at the Police Training Academy, located on the campus grounds of the Community College of Baltimore County - Dundalk, at 8 a.m. to gain insight into the police department and the people who serve. During those hours they will be busy learning the many aspects of police work and the mental strength needed to be an officer and leader.

They will visit various locations. The teens will build leadership and teamwork skills when they spend the day at The Park School, located at Falls and Old Court roads. At the Police Academy, they will be pushed to think, investigate and interview crime victims and suspects when they role play crime scenes. 

The week is exciting and educational. Young people who are thinking about working in the criminal justice field will find this time well spent.

The Baltimore County Police Department’s 142nd Recruit Class graduates Wednesday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, 21286.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief James Johnson will present the awards. The Chief and Mr. Michael Zeigler of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions will present the diplomas. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office, and the Reverend Harry Schill will preside over the benediction and adjournment.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will spend the next two years in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments:

Precinct 1/Wilkens
Officer Kyle J. Feeley
Officer David P. Humes

Precinct 2/Woodlawn
Officer James R. Dutterer
Officer Rafael A. Marrero
Officer Michael C. Momongan
Officer Alexander A. Pearson

Precinct 3/Franklin
Officer Antonio K. Johnson
Officer Robert J. Meadowcroft
Officer Brooks A. Rothschild
Officer Sean L. Thomas
Officer Chideya I. Gwynn

Precinct 4/Pikesville
Officer Kasiem E. J. Chambers
Officer Marquis A. Evans
Officer Myles T. Hilliard
Officer Daniel C. Pahl
Officer Nicholas A. Quisgard
Officer Dominique S. Wilkes-Gantt
Officer Tyler B. Wise

Precinct 6/Towson
Officer Mark A. Borunda
Officer Jesse W. Callas
Officer Gary V. Landa

Precinct 7/Cockeysville
Officer Laura M. Ruiz

Precinct 8/Parkville
Officer Christopher S. Schanberger

Precinct 9/White Marsh
Officer Jeffrey S. Cardwell Jr.

Precinct 11/Essex
Officer Bryan M. Dixon
Officer Trevor C. Grove

Precinct 12/Dundalk
Officer Amanda N. Jackson
Officer Storm E. Scheckells
Officer Michael W. Stolins

Cecil County Sheriff’s Office *
Deputy Mason J. Adam
Deputy Steven J. Hood Jr.
Deputy Brandon A. Sadler
Deputy Sarah M. Sexton
Deputy Ryan A. Stewart
Deputy Myles A. Tornetta
Deputy Charles R. Travis

Havre de Grace Police Department *
Officer Todd L. Persuhn

Perryville Police Department *
Officer Lauren E. Daugherty

* Officers trained at the Baltimore County Police Academy and assigned to another jurisdiction.

The Baltimore County Police Department’s 140th Recruit class graduation will take place Tuesday, December 23, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286.

Police Chief James Johnson will present the awards. The Chief and Mr. Charles W. Rapp, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, will present the diplomas to the recruits. Cecil County Sheriff Scott Adams will hand diplomas to the new deputies. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the County Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office and the Reverend Darron McKinney will preside over the benediction and adjournment.

The recruits trained for 27 weeks and will spend the next two years in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

The following is a list of the recruits and their assignments.

Precinct 1 – Wilkens
Richard M. Andrews IV
Sean D. Brennan
Margarita J. Chuisano
Brandon R. Crane
Jordan A. Grafton
Lauren R. Orem
Julia M. Rogulski

Precinct 2 – Woodlawn
Stanley A. Strumsky
Bryan C. Trussell Jr.

Precinct 3 – Franklin
Kevin G. Nickoles

Precinct 4Pikesville
Jason M. Cawley
Joseph C. Parks Jr.
Robert M. Poletynski Jr.
Maria C. Rigatuso
Brandi L. Rios
Daniel W. Sager
Christopher A. Wensel

Precinct 6Towson
Samuel W. Benton
Sarah J. Walter

Precinct 11Essex
Nicholas R. Moore
Joshua M. Ronning
Amy H. Sorrells
Timothy G. Turner
Brett M. Walker
Peter Wong

Precinct 12North Point
Garrett A. Acosta
Victor A. Dulay
Robert E. Francis III
Christopher P. Harding
Kevin D. Jobe
Kathleen Strickler
Cory J. Wilson

Cecil County Deputies
Deputy Christopher T. Jones
Deputy Charles B. Nicholas Jr.
Deputy Warren E. Schilling III
Deputy Jeffrey D. Wathne

 
 

Revised June 28, 2016