(Deputy Key is the second female deputy to complete the training, but the first in nearly 30 years)
“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.