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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 14, 2006


 
 
State Police Hail Graduates of the 70th
Trooper Youth Training Class

Sea Girt, N.J. – Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Gilbert, Deputy Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police today hosted commencement exercises for 81 high school seniors from across the state as they completed a weeklong, police-oriented educational program with the 70 th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class.

“Over the many years the State Police have run this rigorous training program for young adults, we have often seen it create a profound impact on their lives,” said Gilbert.  “Furthermore, it may serve as an important stepping-stone to a career in law enforcement, or any other career they may seek.  We commend them for their accomplishment,” he added.

Sponsored by the Department of Law & Public Safety and the Division of State Police, the Trooper Youth Week training program, which began in 1965, provides young people interested in a law enforcement career with “real life” police experience. Over the 40-year period an estimated 4000 students have participated in the program. Many of the graduates have gone on to careers in law enforcement on the federal, county, and local level. To date, 78 Trooper Youths have joined the ranks of the New Jersey State Police.

The “future” troopers of the 70 th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class participated in a wide range of activities – activities that simulate the actual police recruit training experience. The Trooper Youth cadets were exposed to the regimen of reveille, roll call, academic classes, tough physical fitness training and actual police field exercises.

As part of the training program, State Police instructors placed special emphasis on exposing the Trooper Youth cadets to the unique pressures and problems associated with illegal drug use, teen violence and the aftermath of violent and deadly acts. The students also learned about New Jersey ’s vast cultural diversity and the constitutional guarantees afforded all citizens.

 Additionally, the Trooper Youth cadets explored practical and theoretical areas of police science, including the history and functions of the New Jersey State Police; crime scene investigation procedures; firearms safety; CPR and lifesaving techniques; motor vehicle law and safety; the rapidly expanding use of computers and technology in police work; teenage drinking and driving and use of the breathalyzer; and overall exposure to police work as a career.

The following are the list of graduates:

70th Class

First Name - Last Name - High School

Mohamed Abdalla............................... Central Regional High School

James Barrett....................................... Bloomfield High School

Ryan Bell................................................ Point Pleasant Beach High School

Amanda Bellas....................................... Howell Township M.S. North

Calvin Bradley............................................ Essex Co. Vo. No. 13th St. - Newark VS

Keisha Braithwaite....................................... West Orange High School

Amber Brown....................................... Montclair High School

Anthony Brown....................................... Toms River High - North High School

Lachoundra Brown....................................... Science High School

Soleiol Brown....................................... Irvington High School

Evan Bruner....................................... Cohansey SDA School

Collin Burnham....................................... Woodstown High School

Justine Carter....................................... Columbia Senior High School

Ruthzar Casseus....................................... Irvington High School

Nicholas Castles....................................... Middletown - North High School

Michael Churus....................................... Union High School

William Coleman....................................... Central Regional High School

Veronica Colson....................................... Belleville Senior High School

Alysia Constantinacos....................................... High Point High School

Brian Costello....................................... Rancocas Valley Regional High School

Michael Crann....................................... North Warren Regional High School

Ashley Cunningham....................................... Arts High School

Joseph Dacey....................................... Kittatinny Regional High School

Shana Kay Dean....................................... Orange High School

Nicholas Dekovitch....................................... Bordentown Regional High School

Imami Drake....................................... West Orange High School

Alexis Edwards....................................... Essex Co.Vo.-No. 13th St.-Newark Voc. School

Nafisah Edwards-Rasul....................................... Malcolm X. Shabazz High School

Matthew Fennell....................................... Oakcrest High School

Sharayah Gardner....................................... West Side High School

Patrick George....................................... St John Vianney Regional High School

Lorenzo Glasgow....................................... Montclair High School

Evan Greco....................................... Saint Joseph School

Jesse Hamrick....................................... Collingswood Senior High School

Kevin Hanvey....................................... Colts Neck High School

Ryan Hubit....................................... Howell Township M.S. North

Veronica Huertas....................................... Rancocas Valley Reg. High School

Erinn. Jenkins....................................... Montclair High School

Mark Khoury....................................... High Point High School

Caithlyn Kicki....................................... Monsignor Donovan High School

Melissa Kowalewski....................................... Secaucus High School

Raymond Krov....................................... Delaware Valley Regional High School

Maggie Labouseur....................................... High Point High School

Nick Laprezioso....................................... Pequannock Township High School

Chad Lawier....................................... Kingsway Regional High School

John Leone....................................... Kingsway Regional High School

Brian Lloyd Jr....................................... Cumberland Regional High School

Mark Manansala....................................... Bloomfield High School

John-Paul Massaro....................................... Eastern High School

Trevor Michie....................................... South Brunswick High School

Justin Mills....................................... Northern Burlington Co. Reg. Sr. High School

Thomas Moehler Jr....................................... Central Regional High School

Januarie Moore....................................... Bloomfield High School

Jamad Nash....................................... Newark Vocational High School

Brett Nelson....................................... Washington Township High School

Anthony Orovio....................................... North Arlington High School

Marguel Peace....................................... Belleville Senior High School

Andrew Pflugfelder....................................... Voorhees High School

Robert Plimpton III....................................... Phillipsburg High School

Stanley Reahm....................................... Deptford Township High School

John Retsis....................................... Bridgewater-Raritan High School

Jonathan Ricardo....................................... Howell Township M.S. North

Michael Rine....................................... Belvidere High School

Evan Ritchie....................................... Lacey Township High School

Thomas Roache....................................... Washington Township High School

John Robinson....................................... Irvington High School

Antonio Rullan....................................... Arthur P. Schalick High School

Korrie Sampson....................................... Timber Creek High School

Justin Sarubbi....................................... Point Pleasant High School

Christopher Schineder....................................... North Warren Regional High School

Ashley Sheppard....................................... East Orange High School

Joseph Skillender Jr....................................... St. Peters Prep

Matthew Smith....................................... Salem Co Career Tech High School

Jarrell Spates....................................... Essex Co.Vo.-no. 13th St.-Newark VS

Michael Sweeney....................................... Wood-Ridge High School

Michael Taormina....................................... Morris Knolls High School

Danielle Turner....................................... Holy Cross High School

Mickal Velez....................................... Technology High School

Daniel Viegas....................................... Sparta High School

Nicole Vozza....................................... High Point High School

Brian Wickizer....................................... Hightstown High School

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