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Thirty-eight members of the 149th Recruit Class will take the oath of office at 7:30 p.m. on December 19. The event will take place at Notre Dame Preparatory School, 815 Hampton Lane, Towson 21286.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. and Baltimore County Police Chief Terrence B. Sheridan will join family and friends as well as County dignitaries at the event. Chief Sheridan, Baltimore County Sheriff R. Jay Fisher, Chief Scott Baker, Annapolis Police Department, Cecil County Sheriff Scott Adams, and Karen Kruger, Executive Director Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions will present the diplomas. The Honorable Julie Ensor, Clerk of the Court will administer the oath of office. Rabbi Norman Lowenthal, Departmental Chaplain, will offer the invocation and benediction.

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

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

Precinct 1/Wilkens

Officer Robert S. Agudelo
Officer Ian A. Arciaga
Officer Donald L. Cargile III
Officer Adam M. Ciepiela
Officer Jamal M. Joyner
Officer Nicole J. Madden
Officer Sean P. Paulsen
Officer Lucas T. Redman

Precinct 2/Woodlawn

Officer Jordan W. Babischkin
Officer Justin A. Griffin
Officer Michael E. Leatherman
Officer Josie A. Rein
Officer Courtney E. Torbeck

Precinct 3/Franklin

Officer Roxy C. Burkins

Precinct 4/Pikesville

Officer Janelle V. Daniel
Officer Christian A. Maisel
Officer Brian T. Schmidt

Precinct 6/Towson

Officer Scott D. Doetsch
Officer Cody J. Klapka
Officer Nicholas R. Mabry
Officer Brian P. Petrozzino
Officer Levi N. Rentzel
Officer Brandon R. Zick

Precinct 9/White Marsh

Officer Andrew M. Dove
Officer Michael S. Mackert
Officer Joshua E. Oburn

Precinct 11/Essex

Officer Nicholas E. Greco
Officer Garrett M. Karr
Officer Allison M. Kraus
Officer Timothy M. Milich
Officer Emmanuel Nazario
Officer Tyler R. Nicholson
Officer Searra A. Reynolds
Officer Derek J. Sennett

Precinct 12/Dundalk

Officer Jon T. Honeycutt
Officer Daniel J. Purdie
Officer Ryan H. Wills
Officer Angela M. Zavala

Baltimore County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Craig M. Foster

Annapolis Police Department

Officer Anthony D. Blount
Officer David S. Markovitz
Officer Keith D. Odom
Officer Melanie V. Williamson

Cecil County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Caleb A. Griffitts
Deputy Rachel L. Lawrence

It was East meets West on July 25 when recruits from a Chinese police academy toured the Towson Precinct, the Public Safety Building and met with the State’s Attorney. Each stop offered photo ops for the recruits and our officers. For most, this was a once in a lifetime trip.

The 26 Chinese police recruits from the Zhejiang Police College, along with translators and two people from the University of Maryland Office of International and Executive Programs, toured the Towson Precinct. They met with Captain Jay C. Landsman Jr, Sergeant Romanoff and Officer Kraemer who escorted them through some of the areas not often seen by the public.

The recruits witnessed demonstrations of the arrest and booking process, booking photos and fingerprinting. They were shown the holding cells used to house prisoners right after their arrest.

Our K-9 Unit was on hand to show what our officers and their four-legged partners are capable of when hunting down a suspect, looking for drugs or helping find vulnerable individuals who are lost.

Of course, the tour wouldn’t be complete without seeing and touching some of the advanced tools our department uses to keep our county safe. Recruits sat in the departmental cars, checked out the computers on board and the necessary equipment to keep our officers safe. The covers for our Kevlar vests were a big hit with the recruits, as were the T-3 Mobile stand up vehicles used by patrol officers in Towson.

They were interested in the many ways we use technology to keep peace and reach out to the community.

The recruits visited the Public Safety Building and got a glimpse of the Baltimore County Police Department’s rich past when they toured our museum. Old cars, old badges and old radios as well as photos of Chiefs and officers from well over a century ago, told a story of pride and honor that still lives today in the hearts of our officers.

While at the PSB, the recruits met Chief Terrence B. Sheridan. The future police officers were encouraged to ask questions. The Chief has seen many changes in policing over the years. Hopefully, the Q and A session helped the recruits gain some insight into our way of policing in the United States. We have the 18th largest police department in the United States and, as such, we could offer a realistic look at law enforcement. Chief Sheridan enjoyed his time with the recruits saying “It is always refreshing to meet future police officers from other cultures.”

The 109th Fire Recruit ClassThe Baltimore County Fire Department graduated 33 new members Monday night -- 23 Probationary Emergency Medical Technicians and 10 Paramedics (six who promoted during Academy training and four scheduled to promote shortly).

Graduation exercises for the 109th Recruit Class of the Fire-Rescue Academy were held at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.

Recruit Laura Connelly received the Academic Achievement Award, given to the recruit with the highest grade point average.

Recruit Rachel Edmondson received the Isaac Burke Award, given to a recruit who with little experience in the fire service who has overcome personal obstacles to succeed during his/her time at the Academy.

Recruit Joseph Sliva was the class speaker.

The recruits and their station assignments are as follows:

  • PM Bradley A. Baker -- Fullerton
  • PM Marcella K. Bauer -- Fullerton
  • PM Michael J. Fink -- Towson
  • PM Mellissa M. Gadd -- Pikesville
  • PM Joseph S. Sliva -- Westview
  • PM Patrick J. Toner -- Texas
  • PEMT Ryan R. Archer -- Texas
  • PEMT Franco A. Camerota -- Essex
  • PEMT David A. Cash -- Dundalk
  • PEMT Laura M. Connelly -- Woodlawn
  • PEMT Patrick T. Curtis -- Towson
  • PEMT Elizabeth H. Donovan -- Texas
  • PEMT Shelley T. Douglas FRA -- Towson
  • PEMT Adam J. Dye FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Rachel A. Edmondson FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Darnell Harrison Jr. FRA -- Golden Ring
  • PEMT Courtney S. Henson FRA -- Pikesville
  • PEMT Latanya S. Howe FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Samuel Jean FRA -- Parkville
  • PEMT Shanertra L. Jenifer FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Elizabeth R. Larimore FRA -- Texas
  • PEMT Gary M. Luckett FRA -- Middle River
  • PEMT James H. Moore IV -- Edgemere
  • PEMT Matthew C. Nickoles FRA -- Randallstown
  • PEMT Elizabeth A. Perry FRA -- Westview
  • PEMT Mihai T. Petrisor -- Dundalk
  • PEMT Ashlee N. Ridley FRA -- Westview
  • PEMT Jesse A. Rutledge FRA -- Parkville
  • PEMT Wesley W. Scott FRA -- Essex
  • PEMT Tayvon L. Small FRA -- Hillendale
  • PEMT Brian A. Stottlemyer FRA -- Dundalk
  • PEMT Jasmine M. Moore FRA -- Franklin
  • PEMT Kyle M. White FRA -- Perry Hall
 
 
Revised June 27, 2017