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Three Sheriff's Corrections Officers Graduate Academy With Honors
Release Date: February 13, 2015

Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the recent graduation of the following three Sheriff's Corrections Officers from the Passaic County Police Academy 45th Basic County Corrections Class.

Three Sheriff's Corrections Officers Graduate Academy With Honors

Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the recent graduation of the following three Sheriff's Corrections Officers from the Passaic County Police Academy 45th Basic County Corrections Class.

Beginning on October 2, 2014, the three recruits spent the next 15 weeks receiving training and academic instruction in the following courses of study. The administration of justice, emergency medical technician, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, the civil and legal rights of inmates, New Jersey State and Penal law, corrections practices, and job performance. All three recruits excelled during their time in the academy, with one receiving academic honors and the other two receiving athletic awards.

Corrections Officer Boeren
John Boeren

John Boeren
A 2003 graduate of Pope John High School and a lifelong Sussex County resident, Corrections Officer Boeren holds an Associates of Science degree in Engineering Technology from Penn State University. Officer Boeren enlisted in the United States Army Reserve in 2009 and continues to serve in that capacity. While attending the Passaic County Police Academy 45th Basic County Corrections Class, Officer Boeren received the Academic Award for maintaining the highest test average in the class throughout the course of training. Officer Boeren is currently assigned to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility on the 11:00pm - 7:00am shift.

Corrections Officer Cullen
Richard Cullen

Richard Cullen
A 2007 graduate of High Point Regional High School, Corrections Officer Cullen is a lifelong resident of Sussex County. Officer Cullen holds an Associates of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Sussex County Community College as well as a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Felician College. While attending college, and in addition to being named on the Dean's List three times for academic achievement, Officer Cullen also interned with the Sussex County Sheriff's Office Bureau of Corrections. While attending the Passaic County Police Academy 45th Basic County Corrections Class, Officer Cullen received the PT Award for his athletic achievements at all levels of the physical training course. Officer Cullen is currently assigned to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility on the 3:00pm - 11:00pm shift.

Corrections Officer Hilbert
Jeffery Hilbert

Jeffery Hilbert
A lifelong resident of Sussex County, Corrections Officer Hilbert is a 2010 graduate of Wallkill Valley Regional High School. Officer Hilbert holds an Associates of Arts degree from Sussex County Community College and is currently attending Felician College. While attending the Passaic County Police Academy 45th Basic County Corrections Class, Officer Hilbert also received the PT Award for his athletic achievements at all levels of the physical training course. Officer Hilbert is currently assigned to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility on the 3:00pm - 11:00pm shift.

Sheriff Strada congratulates each of the respective new Corrections Officers and wishes them continued success in their law enforcement careers.

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