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Monday, September 24, 2012

Deputy Key Makes History as Emergency Services Team Basic Training Graduate (Correction)

(Deputy Key is the second female deputy to complete the training, but the first in nearly 30 years)
Upper Marlboro, MD…  Deputy Sheriff Corporal Tiffany Key graduated from Session 29 of the Prince Georges’ County Police Emergency Services Team (EST) Basic Training School on September 21st.  Corporal Key is the first female Deputy Sheriff in almost 30 years to graduate from EST school, a rigorous and challenging three week course of specialized tactical training.  The first female Deputy graduate was Susan Hoban in 1984, who retired as a Sergeant from the Sheriff’s Office in 1999.  Hoban was also the very first female law enforcement officer in Prince George’s County to graduate from this EST school.

“This is a physically and mentally intense and challenging course and I’m very proud of Cpl. Key’s commitment and dedication in completing this specialty training,” said Chief Assistant Sheriff Colonel Darrin C. Palmer.  “Our communities and country face new challenges that we must confront and for which we must be prepared, so skills development is both a focus and opportunity for us.”

Cpl. Key’s class of 24 was comprised of members from the Prince George’s County Police Department, Laurel City Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff’s Department, Metro Transit Police Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police, United States Secret Service, the United States Air Force, and the United States Marine Corps.

“Law enforcement is strengthened by the diversity of perspectives at every level of our work,” said Sheriff High.  “We appreciate the rigor of the course and the work Deputy Key had to do to succeed, but we are also pleased that she has made history again for our agency.”

Cpl. Key said she is proud to have graduated from EST school, admitting that “it was a very long three weeks.”  She will serve on the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division team. 

For more information contact the Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office, Press Information Office at 301-780-2773.

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