NEW YORK – Sheriff Vincent F. DeMarco is pleased to announce that the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 43 recruits from Class 16-156 to the rank of Correction Officer during a graduation ceremony held at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood on Thursday, March 23rd. Sheriff DeMarco said, “Corrections is a tough and dangerous career, but it is also very fulfilling for those who have the compassion necessary for public service, and who serve with integrity, honor, and courage.”
Correction Officers must complete a rigorous thirteen week training program at the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office Academy Bureau. During their Academy instruction, all officer candidates must complete intensive training, which includes classroom and field instruction, firearm safety and handling, defensive tactics, emergency medical training and a rigorous program of physical fitness and testing. Correction Officer recruits are also required to complete a community service class project. Class 16-156 conducted a pet food collection effort for Happy Tails Dog Rescue in Smithtown, New York.
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