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Seven New Corrections Officers Graduate

Today, Seneca County Sheriff Jack S. Stenberg awarded certificates of successful completion to seven new Corrections Officers from Seneca, Ontario and Wayne Counties. The new Corrections Officers underwent an intensive seven week Basic Correction Officer Academy hosted and delivered by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Stenberg was joined by Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero and Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts in conferring the certificates of completion.The seven week, 246 hour, Basic Corrections Officer Academy is mandated by the New York State Commission of Corrections and Division of Criminal Justice for all new Corrections Officers. Students received instruction in Ethics, Supervision, Effective Communication, Defensive Tactics, Firearms and Chemical Agents along with other instructional modules.Sheriff Stenberg in his remarks to the graduating class reminded each of the graduates that the Corrections profession is a dangerous job and with today’s graduation they now have the foundation to be successful Corrections Officers.Awarded certificates representingSeneca County Sheriff’s OfficeRocco Bilancini, Brian D. Driscoll, Aileen R. Frier-Graham and Nicholas J. WoodardOntario County Sheriff’s OfficeJoshua ShaverJames J. BoggsWayne County Sheriff’s OfficeJon R. JohnvilleAileen R. Frier-Graham of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was recognized as having the highest academic achievement, while Joshua of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office was recognized as being the “Top Gun” of the Academy.“The Academy is the second Basic Corrections Officer Academy delivered during my administration.” Sheriff Stenberg commented “We have talented staff that can deliver a top notch quality Academy and save the taxpayers of Seneca County a tremendous expense by training them locally rather than sending them to another location for training. We are planning another Academy for later in the year.”

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