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The Baltimore County Fire Department’s 108th Recruit Class graduates tonight, March 7, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Dundalk High School, 1901 Delvale Avenue, Dundalk 21222.

Fire Chief John J. Hohman will present the certificates to the graduates. The Honorable Julie L. Ensor, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office, and Rabbi Norman Lowenthal will deliver the invocation and benediction.

Thirteen of the 33 recruits are minorities, including nine African-Americans, and he class includes 18 women. The 108th reflects the Department’s ongoing efforts to build a quality and diverse workforce.

The 108th Class trained for 19 weeks and will spend the next two years as Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians (PEMTs) and Paramedics. They will continue their training in the field as they apply the skills learned in the classroom.

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

Promotion to Paramedic                      

PEMT Samantha L. Griffiths - Station 17/Texas


PM Brittany L. Baeder - Station 16/Golden Ring
PM Mary L. Battista - Station 1/Towson
PM Martin J. Biernack - Station 10/Parkville
PM Jacquelyn J. Breeden - Station 18/Randallstown
PM Deseree A. Brown - Station 17/Texas
PM Angela L. Catania - Station 18/Randallstown
PM Nicholas T. Davis - Station 2/Pikesville
PM Thomas J. Gagliano - Station 12/Middle River
PM Jebin I. Kochakkan - Station 3/ Woodlawn
PM Ryan M. Meushaw - Station 18/Randallstown
PM Matthew E. Murphy - Station 13/Westview
PM Pierre-Arthur Raymond - Station 13/Westview
PM Stacy L. Rossi - Station 6/Dundalk
PM Courtney B. Steininger - Station 5/Halethorpe
PM Virginia R. Warehime - Station 16/Golden Ring

Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians (PEMTs)

PEMT Jamila L. Ahmed - Station 18/Randallstown
PEMT Brendan J. Berkeridge - Station 16/Golden Ring
PEMT Morgan E. Clark - Station 7/Essex
PEMT Naomi A. Della Vedova - Station 6/Dundalk
PEMT Jordan R. Goocharan - Station 6/Dundalk
PEMT Courtnee A. Hope - Station 6/Dundalk
PEMT Alicia L. Horton - Station 16/Golden Ring
PEMT Jameela K. Liningham - Station 3/Woodlawn
PEMT Ayanna S. Matthews - Station 13/Westview
PEMT Sean M. McDonald - Station 14/Brooklandville
PEMT Brian D. Moreland - Station 15/Eastview
PEMT Adrian M. Nigrin - Station 1/Towson
PEMT Chamara L. Oxendine - Station 17/Texas
PEMT Justin M. Pryor - Station 19/Garrison
PEMT Forrest H. Shaw - Station 13/Westview
PEMT Pious Teah - Station 58/Back River Neck
PEMT Zachary R. Wiedeck - Station 55/Perry Hall

The Baltimore County Police Department’s 143rd Recruit Class graduation will take place tonight, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286.

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief James Johnson will present the awards. The Chief and Mr. William J. McMahon, Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions, will present the diplomas to the recruits.

The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the County Circuit Court, will administer the oath of office and Departmental Chaplain Rabbi Norman Lowenthal 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 Rachel M. Christopher
Officer Deneen L. Flores
Officer Keith L. Parham

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Officer Derek A. Kolb
Officer Cinthia I. Ruiz

Precinct 3/Franklin

Officer Brian D. Beckford
Officer Kyle D. Cavey
Officer Nicole M. Grover
Officer Xiyu Lin
Officer Derek S. Love
Officer Nicholas A. McElfish
Officer Michael G. McQuaid
Officer Kendall L. Rich
Officer Mikela A. Vann

Precinct 4/Pikesville

Officer Amanda C. Childs
Officer Jarrell K. Eaton
Officer Bishop A. Elder
Officer James M. Fitch
Officer Jeremiah A. Israel
Officer Andrew L. Muska

Precinct 6/Towson

Officer Brenton G. Bieker
Officer Mongo D. Demby
Officer Samantha L. Dixon
Officer Nicholas J. Dunlop
Officer Justin S. Linz
Officer Samantha R. Morgan
Officer Nicole M. Scatton

Precinct 11/Essex

Officer Brendan A. Huesman
Officer Trae R. Lindsay
Officer Shelby A. Sims
Officer Trevon T. Winston

Precinct 12/Dundalk

Officer Anthony M. Abbene
Officer Dawn H. Bowers
Officer Anthony P. Brewer
Officer Brianna M. Garrison
Officer Jacqueline A. Mitchell
Officer Jose S. Pendleton
Officer Sheldon J. Reed
Officer Zachary D. Whitman

Cecil County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Sandeep Klair
Deputy Michael W. O'Donnell
Deputy Max A. Vivino

Havre de Grace Police Department

Officer Jarid C. Coleman

The Baltimore County Police Department is pleased to announce the graduation of the 35th Citizens' Academy Class. The graduation will take place tonight, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the England Dansicker Room located in the Public Safety Building, 700 East Joppa Road in Towson.

Chief Jim Johnson will present certificates to the 30 graduates who completed the 15-week program. During that time, participants learned about the various units and the many aspects of law enforcement. Officers from specialized units such as K-9, Marine, Aviation and Tactical Operations spoke to the participants and described their duties.

The participants also learned about the precincts, narcotics identification and investigation. They sat in on lectures that covered media relations, community resources and criminal investigations.

The purpose of the Citizens’ Academy is to foster greater communication and relationships between the Department, the community and businesses. The hope is to establish a better understanding of law enforcement.

Revised September 27, 2016