Deptford Twp. – Twenty-three men and five women will graduate from the Gloucester County Police Academy on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. in the Physical Education Center on the campus of Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC).
Police Academy Director Fred H. Madden will welcome family and friends of the graduates, as well as senior law enforcement professionals and college officials. RCGC President Frederick Keating and Board of Trustees Chairperson Gene Concordia will provide opening remarks.
The keynote address will be presented by Lt. Vincent DiPietro, of the Franklin Township Police Department.
DiPietro, Keating and Concordia will award the diplomas to the 28 graduates representing Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties as well as The College of New Jersey and Rowan University.
Atlantic County: Michael Newell Jr. and James Andrew Patterson, Ventnor City.
Burlington County: Christopher W. Barker, Joseph W. Devlin Jr. and Nathaniel E. Tilghman, Willingboro; Zachary M. Czepiel, Florence Township; and Justin Carmelo Rodriguez, Burlington Township.
Camden County: Benjamin F. Gindville and Izetta M. Heyward, Camden County Sheriff's Department.
Cumberland County: Kimberly L. Beu, Jasmine L. DeLaTorre, Meaghan Kailey Pagan, Tony S. Pierro and Amanda Lynn Rivera, Vineland; Matthew D. Rammel and Mark E. Yoshioka Jr., Bridgeton.
Gloucester County: Christopher O. Bell, Washington Township; Robert J. Heffner, William R. Pintozzi, Andrew R. Sharp and John J. VanLeer Jr., Monroe; Russell Joseph Carmolingo and Michael W. Welding, Rowan University.
Salem County: Deric I. Adams and Andrew Douglas McDonald, Salem; Sean W. Henderson, Salem County Sheriff's Department.
The College of New Jersey: Daniel Butchko and Philip Apgar Hamner.
The Gloucester County Police Academy is located on the Rowan College at Gloucester County campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.