Real es­tate firms host lunch for jus­tice academy

Maryland Independent - - Business -

Just days be­fore mak­ing the biggest job tran­si­tion of their lives, the grad­u­ates of the South­ern Mary­land Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Academy took a break for lunch.

That ses­sion at the academy, Ses­sion 43, had 13 stu­dents who will work for lo­cal po­lice de­part­ments and fire agen­cies, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. On Wed­nes­day, March 1, just two days be­fore their grad­u­a­tion, RE/MAX One and Mary­land Trust Ti­tle & Es­crow, LLC treated the stu­dents to lunch at the Greene Tur­tle in La Plata.

“This is a small way for us to say thank you and good luck in your ca­reers,” Kim­berly Bean, a Re­al­tor with RE/MAX One and founder of the South­ern Mary­land Real Es­tate Net­work, told the stu­dents, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

Bean is mar­ried to Lt. Chris Bean of the Charles County Sher­iff’s Of­fice, and as a spouse of an of­fi­cer, she of­fered the stu­dents a lit­tle ad­vice: Call or text home, es­pe­cially when you’re on a sen­si­tive case. “It can be a very scary time for those of us who are on the other side of a po­lice of­fi­cer’s ca­reer,” she said. “We all are kind of fear­ful of what you guys do ever y day.”

Lt. Bean also spoke to the stu­dents, shar­ing sto­ries from his time at the academy. Be­ing a po­lice of­fi­cer, he said, means cul­ti­vat­ing con­nec­tions with oth­ers, ev­ery­one from squad mates to mem­bers of the community. “Re­mem­ber that relationships are im­por­tant in this job,” he said.

The stu­dents were near the end of their six-month train­ing ses­sion at the academy. The train­ing in­cludes ev­ery as­pect of po­lice work, from weapons to driv­ing to ap­pear­ing in court. Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, they will be sworn in with their re­spec­tive agen­cies.

“These stu­dents have cho­sen to ded­i­cate their lives to pub­lic ser­vice,” said Wanda Davis of RE/MAX One and Mary­land Trust Ti­tle & Es­crow, LLC. “The least we can do is treat them to lunch so they can take a break from the hard work they’re do­ing at the academy.”

“We ap­pre­ci­ate what our po­lice of­fi­cers do each day to keep our com­mu­ni­ties safe,” said Dave Weigel, an at­tor­ney with Davis, Up­ton & Palumbo, LLC and branch man­ager of RE/MAX One. “It is im­por­tant that they know how grate­ful we are for their ser­vice.”

The lun­cheon is just one of many events RE/MAX One or­ga­nizes to thank of­fi­cers from the county sher­iff’s of­fice. Kim­berly Bean also pro­vides meals for the depart­ment’s dis­trict sta­tions each month.

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