A total of 24 students at County College of Morris (CCM) recently completed the Morris County Law Enforcement Career Development Workshop as part of the program’s largest class in its history.
The CCM students, along with other program graduates, were recognized at a special ceremony at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy on April 28.
Freeholder Director Thomas Mastrangelo addressed the group of college students from more than 15 colleges and universities, along with Freeholder Deputy Director David Scapicchio and freeholder Douglas Cabana. Undersheriff Richard Wall and Chief Douglas Scheer, president of the Morris County Police Chiefs Association, also congratulated the students and wished them luck in the careers.
The workshop is presented as a 10-week course at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy for college students interested in learning about developing a career in law enforcement. The program is a cooperative venture of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the county’s Department of Law and Public Safety and the New Jersey Community Affairs Officers Association in partnership with colleges, universities and law enforcement groups throughout New Jersey.
This year’s program was coordinated by William Schievella, the retired chief of detectives from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and current CCM Trustee, along with volunteers from more than eight police organizations and 15 colleges and universities.
The workshop began in 2010 and since its inception about 195 CCM students have graduated from the program.
Photo: Faculty, public officials and graduates of this year’s Morris County Law Enforcement Career Development Workshop pose for a group photo at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy.