Firm, fair, consistent. Those are three key traits to describe the seven new corrections officers joining the Southern Tier’s law enforcement field.
Today, a graduation was held for those graduating from the 2015 Basic Training and Peace Officer Academy.
The graduates successfully completed a four-week program, where they learned ethics in law enforcement and security and supervision.
This year’s class included officers from Schuyler and Chemung Counties.
Undersheriff William Schrom says the training will take their work to a new level.
“Probably the biggest asset they’re going to have is the ability to work with the Veteran’s Officer Field Training Program which really kind of guides them step by step what they need to do what they need to learn and how to do things properly,” Undersheriff William Schrom said.
One of those graduates was Beau Makinster who says it’s a program he suggest others take part in.
“I met a bunch of great people, supervisors are really great here. It’s a great experience and I recommend anyone interested in the law enforcement career to take the civil service test and go from there,” Makinster said.
Today’s graduates are as follows: Erik Dominikoski, Matthew Gublo, Corey Hamula, Beau Makinster, Samantha Novakowski, and Nicholas Roberti, all of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, and Anthony Teed, of the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office.