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Three sheriff’s corrections officers graduate academy with honors

  • Posted: February 13, 2015

Sheriff Michael F. Strada is pleased to announce the recent graduation of three sheriff’s corrections officers from the Passaic County Police Academy 45th Basic County Corrections class.

The corrections officers spent 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, who excelled during their time in the academy with one receiving academic honors and the other two receiving athletic awards, are currently assigned to the Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility.

Corrections Officer John Boeren

John Boeren—A 2003 graduate of Pope John High School and a lifelong Sussex County resident, Corrections Officer Boeren holds an associate’s 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 police academy, Officer Boeren received the Academic Award for maintaining the highest test average in the class throughout the course of training.

Corrections Officer 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 associate’s degree in criminal justice from Sussex County Community College as well as a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Felician College. While attending college, and in addition to being named to 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 police academy, Officer Cullen received the PT Award for his athletic achievements at all levels of the physical training course.

Corrections Officer 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 associate’s degree from Sussex County Community College and is currently attending Felician College. While attending the police academy, Officer Hilbert also received the PT Award for his athletic achievements at all levels of the physical training course.

Sheriff Strada congratulates each of the new corrections officers and wishes them continued success in their law enforcement careers.

A charge is an accusation and all defendants are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty. If you have any questions regarding anything published herein, please contact the Public Information Office at 973.579.0865, ext. 2010.


Sheriff Michael Strada