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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Police Training Academy Session 130 Graduates Seven Sheriff’s Deputies #PGSO

Upper Marlboro, MD…The Prince George's County Office of the Sheriff welcomed seven new deputy graduates from the Prince George’s County Police Training Academy on Thursday, January 5, 2017. Deputy Sheriffs Juan Melendez, Kiyana Graham, Christian Suite, Elio Perdomo, Giovanni Romero, Rhodesia Jones, and Daniel Minchella completed eight rigorous months of the Police Academy basic training during Session 130.

“What an excited time, to welcome well-prepared young men and women to our team. As they start a new chapter in their lives, we are proud and honored to have them as they make further growth within our agency” said Sheriff High.”

Sheriff High joined Deputy Chief Administrative Officer (DCAO) of Public Safety Mr. Mark Magaw and other public safety agency heads in congratulating the newly sworn graduates for 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.

About the Police Training Academy, Sheriff High said, “Our police training academy prepares our recruits for a variety of situations law enforcement faces daily. With additional field training work, I’m certain they are ready – helping people, solving problems, and confronting every situation professionally.

Session 130 of the Police Training Academy graduated a class of 45; the remaining graduates joined the Prince George’s County Police Department or other departments.

For more information contact the Communications and Public Affairs Division at 301-780-7354.

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