Deptford Twp. – The Gloucester County Police Academy will hold its 28th Special Officer II Class graduation ceremony on Wednesday, March 23, at 6 p.m. in the Physical Education Center on the Rowan College at Gloucester County campus.
Opening remarks will be made by Rowan College Vice President of Academic Services Dr. Linda Hurlburt and Board of Trustees Chairperson Mr. Gene J. Concordia.
The keynote address will be given by Chief Rafael Muniz, Washington Township Police Department. Hurlburt, Concordia and Muniz will award the diplomas.
The officers and their counties are:
Burlington County: Brisa M. Mosley, Burlington Twp.
Camden County: Daniel James Camburn, Stratford; Andrew J. Thomas, Jr., Bellmawr.
Gloucester County: Luis A. Reyes-Torres, Franklin Twp.; Kevin D. Goetaski and Michael C. Marcucci, Greenwich Twp.; Gary R. Lowell, Jr. and Anthony E. Pierce, Paulsboro; Alyssa Arnold, Colin P. Davis, Cody M. Evanko, Matthew J. Laudenslager, Evan P. Lick, Jessica L. Musser, Andrew W. Nichols, Stephen E. Petner, Justin J. Ramos and Benjamin B. Swan, Washington Twp,; Anthony T. Boatright and Ronald C. Costa, Jr., Woolwich Twp.
Salem County: Jake H. Liddle, Lower Alloways Creek.
The class officers are: Anthony T. Boatright, president; Anthony E. Pierce, vice-president; Evan P. Lick, secretary/treasurer; Benjamin B. Swan, class leader; Colin P. Davis, physical fitness leader and Cody M. Evanko, guidon.
Special awards will be given at the ceremony for academics, marksmanship, vehicle operations, dedication, physical fitness and professionalism.
Special Officer II graduates are authorized to exercise full powers and duties similar to those of a permanent, regularly appointed, full-time police officer.
The trainees must complete instruction, including professional development, criminal justice system, police community relations, law, arrest, search and-seizure, evidence, communications, vehicle operations, emergency medical care, weaponry and unarmed defense; patrol concepts; traffic; criminal investigation; physical fitness; and agency training.
The course is conducted on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and sessions began on August 17, 2015. In addition to the night classes, the recruits are also required to participate in three physical fitness evaluation tests, five days of firearms training and four vehicle operations sessions.
Rowan College at Gloucester County's 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.