Deputy recruits graduate police academy
SALISBURY — Monday, Dec. 19, after six months of training at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy at Wor-Wic community College, three Deputy Sheriff recruits graduated at a commencement ceremony in Salisbury.
Deputy Savanna Dickey, Deputy Patrick R. Matteson and Deputy Lanard M. Pack received diplomas and new badges during the ceremony. Sheriff Gary Hofmann gave the graduation address.
The QA deputies were three of 16 new police officers who graduated from the program that have been assigned to eight police agencies across the Eastern Shore.
The structured six-month training regimen and curriculum included constitutional law, traffic and criminal investigation, firearms, and the physical training as well as earning more than 20 college credits in the process.
Command staff and supervisors attend the commencement ceremony in Salisbury on Monday, Dec. 19, from left, Sheriff Gary Hofmann, 1st Sgt. John Meyers, Deputy Patrick Matteson, Deputy Savanna Dickey, Deputy Lanard Pack, Dfc. Ryan Davidson, Lt. Mark Meil and Major Dwayne Boardman.