Outstanding Achievement Awards Presented To 42nd Basic Police Class Graduates

PR 005 – July 11, 2013

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Deptford Twp - Outstanding Achievement awards were presented to 28 graduates of the 42nd Basic Police Class of the Gloucester County Police Academy on Wednesday, July 10, in the Physical Education Center on the campus of Gloucester County College.

Three women and 25 men graduated with fanfare and good wishes, marking the completion of their 19-week training session. Police Academy Director Fred H. Madden welcomed guests, with opening remarks provided by Gloucester County College President Frederick Keating. The keynote address was presented by Chief John McKeown, of the Monroe Township Police Department.

Following the presentation of diplomas, achievement awards were presented to the following graduates:

  • The Physical Training Award and Director’s Award were presented to Daniel R. Batdorf, Delaware River Port Authority.
  • John J. Starcevich of Pennsville received the Firearms Award.
  • The Academic Award was presented to Alexander A. Phillips of Woodbury.
  • The Division of Criminal Justice Merit Award and the Special Dedication Award were presented to Daniel A. Cote of Washington Township.
  • Daniel R. Jacobi (alternate route) of Monroe Township was the recipient of the Vehicle Operations Award.
  • The Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund Award was presented to Randy Roberts of the Delaware River Port Authority.
The 28 graduates represented Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Morris and Salem Counties, as well as the Delaware River Port Authority and the New Jersey State Park Police. The police academy operates as an autonomous unit within GCC’s Division of Law and Justice. Gloucester County College is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.