Deptford Twp – Outstanding Achievement awards were presented to 12 graduates of the 46th Basic Police Class of the Gloucester County Police Academy on Wednesday, July 8, in the Physical Education Center on the campus of Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC).
Forty men and women graduated with fanfare and good wishes, marking the completion of their 19-week training session. Police Academy Director Fred H. Madden welcomed guests, with opening remarks provided by Dr. Linda Hurlburt, vice president of Academic Services and Board of Trustees Chairman Gene Concordia. The keynote address was presented by
Chief Timothy Codispoti, of the Vineland City Police Department. Following the presentation of diplomas, achievement awards were presented to the following graduates:
Class leader John Richardson, West Deptford Township, earned the Division of Criminal Justice Merit, Special Dedication and Physical Training Awards.
West Deptford Township’s Robert Niszczak received the Director’s, Vehicle Operations, Firearms and Physical Training Awards.
The Academic and Physical Training Awards were presented to Brandon M. Hamer, Washington Township.
Robert Tanner, Washington Township, was presented the Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Award.
Kyle Anerousis (Rowan University) received the Firearms and Physical Training Awards. Also receiving Firearm Awards were Michael Dennis (Vineland) and Ryan A. Osmola (Deptford Township).
The Physical Training Award was also presented to Paul Manfre (West Deptford Township); Vice President/Physical Fitness Leader Oscar E. Mendez (Washington Township); Luis A. Morales (Camden County Sheriff’s Department); Frederick Shea (Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department); and Guidon Daniel T. Volpe (Deptford Township).
The 40 graduates represented Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem Counties, as well as the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife and Rowan University.
The Gloucester County Police Academy operates as an autonomous unit within RCGC’s Division of Law and Justice.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.