Deptford Twp –
Outstanding Achievement awards were presented to 12 graduates of the 48th
Basic Police Class of the Gloucester County Police Academy on Wednesday, July
13, in the Physical Education Center on the campus of Rowan College at
Gloucester County (RCGC).
Thirty-six 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 RCGC President Frederick Keating. The keynote
address was presented by Chief Daniel
McAteer, of the Pitman Police Department. Following the presentation of diplomas, achievement awards were
presented to the following graduates:
Class leader Brian
S. Kienholz, West Deptford Township, earned the Special Dedication Award.
Monroe Township’s Michael
J. Matkowsky, received the Director’s and Firearms Awards. Jillian M. Glassman,
Pietro Mannino and Hector L. Zayas III, Camden County Sheriff’s Department and
Dyllon M. Mahan, Rowan University, also received the Firearms Award.
County Hero Scholarship Award was presented to Andrew Scott Austin, Camden
County Sheriff’s Department.
O’Connell, Absecon, was presented the Administrator Robert D. Melson Merit,
Academic and Physical Training Awards. Jesse Uriah Bair, Pitman (alternate
route); John M. Dobleman IV, Monroe Township; David W. Hickey, West Deptford
Township; and Eric Mahoney, Camden County Sheriff’s Department also received
Physical Training Awards.
Edelbach, Margate, earned the Vehicle Operations Award.
The 36 graduates represented Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland and
Gloucester Counties, as well as The Division of Fish and Wildlife, Montclair
State University and Rowan University.
County Police Academy operates as an autonomous unit within RCGC’s Division of Law
Rowan College at Gloucester
County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit
56 of Route 55.