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Bureau of Corrections recent academy graduates

Four recruits successfully graduated from the Morris County Police Academy.

On April 13, 2017 the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Corrections had four recruits successfully graduate the Morris County Police Academy.


Officer Jake Costello is 26 years old and was hired by the Bureau of Corrections on April 25, 2016. His educational experience includes a diploma from Vernon Township High School in 2008, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Seton Hall University in 2012. Officer Costello has been in the New Jersey Army National Guard for three years and is currently a sergeant in a cavalry scout unit. He was the class president while in the academy, and also was awarded the Merit Award, Physical Training Award, and Firearms Award.



Officer Alyssa Jodexnis is 25 years old and was hired by the Bureau of Corrections on December 14, 2015. She has been a great addition to the department and always conducts herself with pride and professionalism.



Officer Alexis Cruz is 26 years old and was hired by the Bureau of Corrections on December 14, 2015. Her educational experience includes a diploma from Vernon Township High School in 2009. She is a great addition to the department and conducts herself with pride and professionalism.



Officer Jennifer Demarest is 30 years old and was hired by the Bureau of Corrections on March 4, 2016. Her educational experience includes a diploma from Sussex County Technical School in 2004, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Felician College in 2013. She is a great addition to the department and conducts herself with pride and professionalism.



Sheriff Michael F. Strada congratulates all of the graduates and wishes them the best of luck in their law enforcement careers.