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Posted on: September 11, 2023

Frederick Police Department Celebrates 66th Police Academy Graduation

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The Frederick Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of the 66th Police Academy class. On September 8, 2023, at the Frederick Community College JBK Theater, seventeen student officers, representing seven law enforcement agencies, celebrated the successful completion of their training.

Beginning on January 30, 2023, the 66th academy class devoted the past eight months to their development, completing nearly 1400 hours of instruction. The Frederick Police Department's Training Academy, accredited by the Maryland Police Training Commission, not only instructs FPD recruits but also provides training to recruits from law enforcement agencies in neighboring counties. The curriculum is designed to integrate community policing strategies with a strong emphasis on scenario-based learning.

Following their graduation, the nine officers joining the Frederick Police Department will begin a critical 10-week field training and evaluation program.

The leadership team overseeing the success of the 66th Police Academy includes:

Lt. Kevin Meyer, Commander of Support Services Division
Sgt. Ryan Forrest, Supervisor of the Training Unit
Cpl. Shannon Stream, Assistant Supervisor of the Training Unit
Cpl. Grunwell, Supervisor of the Personnel Unit
OFC Brian Cosgray, Firearms Coordinator

Introducing the graduates of the 66th Police Academy:

Joining the Frederick Police Department:

Officer Zaida Dang
Officer Allison Fry
Officer Tyler Kuhn
Officer Christopher Mendez
Officer Sean Ogrin
Officer Jean Rivera-Aguila
Officer Jonathan Switzer
Officer Haley Wright
Officer Tyler Wright

Joining Partnering Agencies:

Frederick County Sheriff's Office: Deputy Ryan Blackwood, Deputy McKenzee Warner
Brunswick Police Department: Officer Darryl Zimmerman
Gaithersburg Police Department: Officer Tyler Beck
George Washington University Police Department: Officer Jeffrey Kerch
Rockville City Police Department: Officer Joseph McCann, Officer Nathan McKinnon
Laurel Police Department: Officer Jayson Moineau

The Frederick Police Department would like to congratulate the 66th Police Academy on their achievements. These dedicated officers have demonstrated their commitment to upholding the highest standards of law enforcement, and we look forward to their contributions in serving and protecting our communities. 

You may view the 66th academy class video here

 

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