Charles County welcomes a trio of new Corrections Officers

Seven Candidates Graduate from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy Corrections Entrance Level Training Program

News Release, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of 7 correctional officers – 3 from Charles County – from the Corrections Entrance Level Training Program (CELTP), Session 61, at a ceremony held May 17 at the Calvert Pines Senior Center in Prince Frederick, MD. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete a ten-week Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local correctional facilities across Maryland.

CO Anthony Acquaviva earned the Steve Allen Leadership Award

“Correctional Officers work a very difficult beat in law enforcement,” said Sheriff Berry. “They are responsible for the safety and security of everyone in the building, and they also have a role in rehabilitation and helping inmates get back on track upon their release. CO’s have the opportunity to make a positive impact on many lives.”

CO Haley Holt received the Physical Training Award

During the ceremony, SMCJA instructors presented awards to three Charles County graduates who excelled in several categories: Marty Groves received the Scholastic Achievement Award for earning a 97.60 percent grade point average, the highest in the class. Haley Holt received the Physical Training Award, scoring the highest in the class during PT tests administered at the beginning and end of the training program. Anthony Acquaviva earned the Steve Allen Leadership Award, named after one of the original founders of the SMCJA who died of cancer several years ago.

CO Marty Groves received the Scholastic Achievement Award

Sheriff Berry and the men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are proud to welcome our newest Correctional Officers to the CCSO family:

  • Correctional Officer Anthony Acquaviva
  • Correctional Officer Marty Groves
  • Correctional Officer Haley Holt

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