DOC: Class of 20 graduates 222nd academy in Dover

Photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Correction

On Wednesday, officials say a new group of Department of Correction employees graduated the department's 222nd academy, in Dover.

The Delaware Department of Correction says 20 employees graduated from its most recent Correctional Employee Initial Training academy. The CEIT class #222 included 15 Correctional Officers, one Correctional Counselor, one Food Service Specialist, two Physical Plant Maintenance Mechanics, and one K-9 officer.

Officials report that the 20 graduates completed 10 weeks of training which included inmate supervision, weapons and chemical munitions, defensive tactics, emergency preparedness, report writing, substance abuse training, CPR/Basic First Aid, and inter-personal communication. 

According to the DOC, the ceremony featured remarks by DOC Deputy Commissioner Alan Grinstead, training staff, Chaplain Joe Kadtke, and inspirational words from class speaker Correctional Officer Bruce Muhammad Jr. It also included the presentation of the Outstanding Cadet award to Correctional Officer Bruce Muhammad Jr.

The following graduates will apparently now join more than 2,500 employees who uphold the Department's mission of protecting the public by supervising nearly 7,000 adult offenders in facilities throughout Delaware:

Amari Brooks-Coleman, Zophar Bussie, Eric Carroll, Christopher Connelly Sr., Anthony DiCampli III, Andre Glover, Danielle King,  Nicole McMillen, Marvin Mejia, Bruce Muhammad Jr.,Tyler O'Neal, Andre Small Jr., Jamar Soul, Kara Stanley, Isaiah Tilley, Dylan VanBuskirk, Joseph Watkins, William Webb III, Louis Weber, Lakwann Weston.

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