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Bergen County Sheriffs Office
Friday May 21st, 2010 :: 07:12 p.m. EDT


Sheriff’s Office Hosts Graduation Ceremony for Inaugural Class of Citizen’s Police Academy for Teachers

Sheriff McGuire and County Executive McNerney Commend Local Educators for Commitment to Combat Crime with Education

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office tonight will host a graduation ceremony for the inaugural class of the BCSO’s Citizen’s Police Academy for Teachers. During the ceremony, Sheriff Leo P. McGuire and Bergen County Executive Dennis McNerney will honor the 34 members of the class for their community involvement and commitment to public safety.

“I am thrilled to congratulate the inaugural class of our Citizen’s Police Academy for teachers,” Sheriff McGuire said. “As educators, these men and women have the ability to shape the lives of our future leaders. By taking an active role in the communities in which they live and work, they can more effectively incorporate public safety into the curriculum and teach our youth a greater appreciation for law enforcement.”

“By completing this specialized training, these men and women have demonstrated that the safety and security of our citizens is a major priority,” said County Executive McNerney. “The information they gained from the academy will help them better understand how law enforcement works. I applaud their commitment to education and making a difference, as well as their spirit of public service and leadership.”

The motto of the 2010 Class is “Educatio Scelus Pugnate,” which means “Combat Crime with Education.” Class President Maheshwari Mistry and Class Members Hank Mazzucca, Esther Fletcher and Clare Mackey will speak on behalf of the graduating class and present Sheriff McGuire with a plaque.

The Teacher’s Citizen’s Police Academy is modeled after the BCSO’s popular Citizen’s Police Academy for the general public. The 10-week course is designed to educate participants on the functions of the Sheriff’s Office and the role it plays in Bergen County.

The Academy is offered in a classroom-style format with periodic demonstrations of equipment and tactics used by real officers. Participants gain an understanding of the tools and strategies officers use in a broad range of areas including homeland security preparedness, the Medical Examiner’s Office, gang violence awareness, homicide investigations, K-9 patrol and detection, consumer affairs and ballistics.

For more information about the various Citizen’s Police Academies offered through the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, please contact the Community Outreach Unit at 201-336-3540.

Teacher’s CPA Class of 2010



Johnny Arroyo - Bogota

Antonio Artola - Fair Lawn

Candace Cannon - Cresskill

Catherine Cannon - Cresskill

Jacob Cavins - Ridgefield Park

Melissa Cavins - Ridgefield Park

Carmen Chiaradio - Teaneck

Rose Cuccaro - Ridgefield

Karen DiGennaro - Hackensack

Cindy Dugan - Rutherford

Alfred Epstein - Livingston

Esther Fletcher - River Edge

Linda Harrison - Teaneck

Stacy Hersh - Fort Lee

Adelle James - Teaneck

Mary Kane - Ridgefield Park

Joyce Kemp - Fair Lawn

Jim Kennedy - Clifton

Jennifer Levy - Teaneck

Claire Mackey - Teaneck

Angela Martin - Hackensack

Hank Mazzucca - Fanwood

Pat Mazzucca - Fanwood

Dennis McDonald - Dumont

Vincent McHale - Englewood

Michele Meyer - Paramus

Maheshwari Mistry - Edison

Charles Rabolli - Garfield

Jon Sontz - Wallington

Kay Sontz - Wallington

Barbara Vene-Anderson - Paramus

Arthorine Walker - Englewood

Joseph Zdanowski - Cliffside Park

Nicole Zdanowski - Cliffside Park

Bergen County Sheriffs Office
10 Main St
Hackensack, NJ 07601

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