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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

The 103rd Recruit Class of the Baltimore County Fire-Rescue Academy will graduate tonight, June 25, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson, MD 21286.

Deputy Administrative Officer Donna Morrison, representing County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, and Fire Chief John Hohman will address the class and award the diplomas.

The graduating class comprises 36 recruits – 14 women and 22 men – who have trained as emergency medical technicians and paramedics. They will serve as paramedics and probationary emergency medical technicians in the EMS division for two years.

The recruits began training March 24 at the Fire-Rescue Academy in Sparrows Point and have completed 18 weeks of training. Their instruction includes: emergency vehicle operation, hazardous materials, basic firefighting skills, self-contained breathing apparatus, EMT skills, Fire Department operations, CPR, intravenous therapy, safety and various topics related to basic and advanced medical care.

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

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

The days begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. During those hours YLA members are busy learning the many aspects of police work and the mental strength needed to be an officer and leader.

They will visit various locations such as the:

  • Police Training Academy on the Baltimore County Community College campus in Dundalk
  • Park School (Falls and Old Court Roads)
  • Middle River Volunteer Fire Company, across from Martin State Airport

Each location brings a new element to the learning experience.

Twenty-seven teens are attending this year’s Youth Leadership Academy. A graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 28 at the Public Safety Building.

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