Pinellas Sheriff’s Recruits Complete Corrections Academy
They took their oath of office and received badges at a graduation ceremony.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Fifteen Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy recruits were recognized for completing Corrections Academy training.
The graduation ceremony was held Friday (Feb. 9) at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center, 3200 34th St. S, St. Petersburg.
During the academy, the recruits completed a total of 420 hours of training at the college.
Pinellas sheriff’s Col. Paul Halle presented the recruits with their new badges and administered the Oath of Office to the group. Halle is commander of the Department of Detention and Corrections, which oversees about 1,100 sheriff’s office employees and an average daily population of 3,000 inmates.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office periodically offers full sponsorships through the Corrections Academy. If accepted for sponsorship, the Sheriff’s Office will pay for your academy tuition, books, and FDLE certification exams. Applications for sponsorships are accepted when the “Detention Deputy Recruit” position is posted on the sheriff’s website at pcsoweb.com.
For information about the St. Petersburg College Corrections Academy, go to spcollege.edu/CorrectionsAcademy.
Photo courtesy of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.
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