Outstanding Achievement Awards Presented to 48th Basic Police Class Graduates

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
PR 001
Date: 7/14/2016

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.

The Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Award was presented to Andrew Scott Austin, Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

Ryan Murphy 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.

Stephen Michael 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.

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.


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