Law Enforcement Class Graduates
August 09, 2004

Twenty-eight law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, Dorchester, Talbot and Allegany counties graduated in the 52nd 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 Chief Russell Pecoraro of the Princess Anne Police Department.

James M. Beatty Sr., director of the ESCJA, presided at the ceremony. Awards of certification and excellence were presented by Lee Goldman, deputy executive director of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions in Woodstock, Md., and various agency representatives. Gregory K. McCray of the Cambridge Police Department was the class speaker. Closing remarks were made by Goldman.

In addition to McCray, graduates included Evan Avnet, Thomas A. Brannan, Kevin M. Crouch, Ryan M. Flynn, Ryan C. Koerner, Thomas J. McMenamy, Vincent J. Page Jr., John M. Tyvela and Scott D. Willey of the Salisbury Police Department, Jeffrey D. Chase, Ted W. Collins Jr. and Patrick K. Murphy of the Fruitland Police Department, Jeffrey D. Johns, Joseph Melena, Christopher L. Snyder and Todd L. Speigle of the Ocean City Police Department, Robert M. Smith of the Ocean Pines Police Department and Casey L. Nogle of the Princess Anne Police Department.

Upper Shore graduates included Jennifer L. Curran and Christopher J. Tolley of the Cambridge Police Department, Erica L. Halsey and Jake M. Todd of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, Wescott W. Jones of the Hurlock Police Department, Cory S. Perdue of the Eastern Shore Hospital Center in Cambridge and Howard S. Maxwell III of the Easton Police Department.

Also graduating were Christopher R. Golliday and Christopher M. Mullaney of the Cumberland City Police Department.

UPPER SHORE GRADUATES. Graduates from Alleghany, Dorchester and Talbot counties who were part of the 52nd 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, Christopher R. Golliday and Christopher M. Mullaney of the Cumberland City Police Department and Howard S. Maxwell III of the Easton Police Department. In the second row, from left, are Jennifer L. Curran, Gregory K. McCray and Christopher J. Tolley of the Cambridge Police Department. In the back row, from left, are Erica L. Halsey and Jake M. Todd of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, Wescott W. Jones of the Hurlock Police Department and Cory S. Perdue of the Eastern Shore Hospital Center in Cambridge.

WICOMICO GRADUATES. Graduates from Wicomico County who were part of the 52nd 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, Jeffrey D. Chase, Ted W. Collins Jr. and Patrick K. Murphy of the Fruitland Police Department. In the second row, from left, are Evan Avnet, Thomas A. Brannan, Kevin M. Crouch and Ryan M. Flynn of the Salisbury Police Department. In the back row, from left, are Ryan C. Koerner, Thomas J. McMenamy, Vincent J. Page Jr., John M. Tyvela and Scott D. Willey of the Salisbury Police Department.

WORCESTER AND SOMERSET GRADUATES. Graduates from Worcester and Somerset counties who were part of the 52nd 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, Casey L. Nogle of the Princess Anne Police Department and Robert M. Smith of the Ocean Pines Police Department. In the back row, from left, are Jeffrey D. Johns, Joseph Melena, Christopher L. Snyder and Todd L. Speigle of the Ocean City Police Department.