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Posted on: June 4, 2015

[ARCHIVED] 38th Basic Course for Police Officers Graduates from Cape May County Police Academy

38th Basic Course for Police Officers Class

The 38th Basic Course for Police Officers graduated from the Cape May County Police Academy on June 2, 2015 at the Middle Township Performing Arts Center. Vice-Director Leonard C. Desiderio addressed the class and James Plousis, Chairman of the NJ Parole Board was the keynote speaker. Twenty-eight police officers from seven departments in New Jersey graduated after completing a 20- week training program at the Police Academy – the only residential based training center in the state of New Jersey for municipal recruit training.

The class started with a physical fitness average of 78.91% and finished with an average of 92.14%. The Class final academic average was 93.40% and their firearm average was 93.14%. The class president was Corey Scheid of the Lower Township Police Department who was elected by members of the class. The class motto is, “Remind the few, if ill of us they speak, that we are all that stands between the monsters and the weak.”

The following awards were given out to the graduates:

High Academic Award: James J. Allen, Wildwood Police Department – 97.95%

Vehicle Operations Award: Justin J. Meccia, New Brunswick Police Department – 26.965 seconds

Physical Fitness Award: Tristan K. Johns, Wildwood Police Department - 100%

Firearms Award: Travis C. Philhower, Palisades Interstate Parkway Police Department - 100%

Director’s Award: Jacob M. Harris, Wildwood Police Department – Overall Class Ranking #1

Below is a list of the graduating Class of the 38th Basic Course for Police Officers:
(in no particular order)

Eric D. Danze
Christopher J. Luisi
Jonathan J. Scheck
Christopher M. McElroy
Corey A. Scheid
Seth C. Todd
Ervin Gomez
Gabriel I. Henao
Eric A. Martinez
Justin J. Meccia
Anthony J. Muldowney
James J. Allen
Eddie Rodriguez
Jacob M. Harris
Vincent M. Scasserra
Tristan K. Johns
Kevin M Sturmfels
Christopher E. Katz
Alexander J. Uzunis
Matthew F. Mahoney, Jr.
Stewart A. Way
Samuel D. Stango
Andrew H. Vivarelli
Donald N. Liu
David Moscaritolo
Lorenzo R. Plaza
Travis C. Philhower
Eric Yi

Contact: Thomas DePaul, Director
Cape May County Public Safety Training Center

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