Law Enforcement Class Graduates
August 26, 2005

Nineteen law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Kent and Talbot counties graduated in the 54th entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College at the corner of Route 50 and Walston Switch Road in Salisbury.

Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall at the college campus, featured a commencement address by Robert E. Almon, original criminal justice department head at Wor-Wic who retired as professor emeritus in 1987 and who is currently working as an accreditation consultant for the Salisbury Police Department.

James M. Beatty Sr., director of the ESCJA, presided at the ceremony. Awards of certification and excellence were presented by Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor-Wic, and various agency representatives. Patrick W. Flynn of the Ocean City Police Department was the class speaker. Closing remarks were made by Patrick L. Bradley, executive director of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commission in Woodstock, Md.

In addition to Flynn, graduates included Michael P. Loring and James D. Russell of the Salisbury Police Department, Guy S. Roman of the Berlin Police Department, Earl D. Campbell Jr. and Matthew W. Foreman of the Ocean City Police Department, Michael A. Sand and Charles E. Taylor Jr. of the Ocean Pines Police Department, and Arthur R. Hancock and Jeffrey A. Merritt Jr. of the Crisfield Police Department.

Upper Shore graduates included Rajesh V. Hailey and Michael A. Hubbard of the Cambridge Police Department, David A. Leithren Jr. of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, Brian C. Dadds, Michelle D. Dyott, Howard E. Elzey and David T. MacNeill of the Easton Police Department, and James R. Dobson and Jennifer M. Griffith of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office.

GRADUATES. Wicomico, Worcester and Somerset graduates who were part of the 54th entrance-level law enforcement class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury are shown, in the first row, from left, Charles E. Taylor Jr. of the Ocean Pines Police Department, and Arthur R. Hancock and Jeffrey A. Merritt Jr. of the Crisfield Police Department. In the back row, from left, are Earl D. Campbell Jr., Patrick W. Flynn and Matthew W. Foreman of the Ocean City Police Department. Not pictured are Michael A. Sand of the Ocean Pines Police Department, Michael P. Loring and James D. Russell of the Salisbury Police Department and Guy S. Roman of the Berlin Police Department.

UPPER SHORE GRADUATES. Graduates from Dorchester, Kent and Talbot counties who were part of the 54th entrance-level law enforcement class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy operated by Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury are shown, in the front row, from left, Brian C. Dadds, Michelle D. Dyott and Howard E. Elzey of the Easton Police Department. In the back row, from left, are Michael A. Hubbard of the Cambridge Police Department and James R. Dobson and Jennifer M. Griffith of the Talbot County Sheriff’s Office. Not pictured are David T. MacNeill of the Easton Police Department, Rajesh V. Hailey of the Cambridge Police Department and David A. Leithren Jr. of the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.