Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff welcomed three new deputy graduates from the Prince George’s County Police Training Academy on Thursday, February 11, 2016. Deputy Sheriffs LeVern N. Hall, Maria Mejia-Paz, and Keith M. Wooten, all successfully completed eight rigorous months of Police Academy basic training as members of Session 129.
Sheriff High joined County Executive Rushern L. Baker and other public safety agency heads in congratulating the newly sworn graduates for successful completion of the academy and for their accomplishments during training.
Family and friends joined the graduation ceremony at the Riverdale Baptist Church in Upper Marlboro, MD to celebrate their loved ones at the swearing in at which they pledge to protect and serve the citizens of Prince George’s County.
“The Police Training Academy graduation is always a special time for me because it’s an opportunity to welcome well-prepared young men and women to our team.” said Sheriff High. These young people will gain enormous experience from senior, experienced deputies while bringing fresh new perspectives to our work.”
About the Police Training Academy, Sheriff High said, “Our training academy is a rigorous and vital first step in their preparedness and they made it so I know they’re ready to serve.”
Session 129 of the Police Training Academy graduated a class of 40; the remaining graduates joined the Prince George’s County Police Department.
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