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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2002
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
SFC Al Della Fave, NJSP Public Information Office
(609) 882-2000 x6514


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STATE POLICE HAIL GRADUATES OF 59TH NEW JERSEY
STATE POLICE TROOPER YOUTH TRAINING


     Sea Girt, N.J. - Joseph J. Santiago, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police, today hosted commencement exercises for high school seniors from across the state as they completed a weeklong, police-oriented educational program with the 59th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class.

     Superintendent Santiago noted that the State Police Trooper Youth program has become an important stepping-stone for youngsters seeking a career in law enforcement and police work. Additionally, the simulated police training exercises taught throughout the week provide the students with a keen awareness and understanding of the tough standards required of police.

     "New Jersey's seat belt compliance rate is currently 82%," according to Santiago, "however the low compliance rate for fatalities emphasizes the need for increased enforcement and education.".

     Sponsored by the Department of Law & Public Safety, the Division of State Police and Department of Education, the Trooper Youth Week training program provides young people interested in a law enforcement career with "real life" police experience.

     The "future" troopers of the 59th 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.

     A listing of the 59th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week graduating class is below.

NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE TRAINING BUREAU
SEA GIRT NEW JERSEY


59TH TROOPER YOUTH WEEK
August 5-9, 2002


ATLANTIC COUNTY HOMETOWN NAME OF SCHOOL
Amanda S. Merlock Dorothy Buena Regional H.S.
Leah R. Giercyk Mays Landing Buena Regional H.S.
Dominic A. Santagata Richland Buena Regional H.S.
     
BERGEN COUNTY    
Caroline V. Comerford Ridgewood Barnstable Academy
Ronald E. Redzia Fairlawn Fairlawn H.S.
Phillip C. Rosko Fairlawn Fairlawn H.S.
Domenick N. D'Amico Hasbrouck Heights Hasbrouck Heights H.S.
Joseph F. Dec Wallington Wallington H.S.
     
BURLINGTON COUNTY    
Rafael E. Leon Burlington Burlington Twp. H.S.
Sean E. Cullen Cinnaminson Cinnaminson H.S.
Brian Dougherty Cinnaminson Cinnaminson H.S.
Patrick J. Osman Delran Delran H.S.
Matthew Toner Delran Delran H.S.
Michael E. Bourg Jr. Burlington Holy Cross H.S.
George J. Jackson Chesterfield North Burlington H.S.
Jason T. Wilhelm Pemberton Pemberton Twp. H.S.
Robert J. James Eastampton Rancocas Valley Reg. H.S.
Nathan T. Morgano Mount Holly Rancocas Valley Reg. H.S.
Jason B. Anderson Medford Shawnee H.S.
     
CAMDEN COUNTY    
Christopher A. Grasty Sicklerville Winslow Twp. H.S.
Joseph W. Jennett Sicklerville Winslow Twp. H.S.
     
CAPE MAY COUNTY    
Jennifer L. Williams Ocean City Ocean City H.S.
     
CUMBERLAND COUNTY    
Jeremy R. Harris Millville Millville Senior H.S.
     
ESSEX COUNTY    
Ashley L. Thormann Caldwell James Caldwell H.S
Thomas P. Infusino Cedar Grove Seton Hall Preparatory School
Daryl T. Booker Newark The Chad Science Academy
Christopher A. Balter Fairfield West Essex H.S.
     
GLOUCESTER COUNTY    
Charles Artis Clayton Clayton H.S.
Nicole Field Deptford Deptford H.S.
Matthew J. Massing Deptford Deptford H.S.
Robert J. Cowden Sewell Washington Twp. H.S.
Marlene Malec Woodbury West Deptford H.S.
     
HUDSON COUNTY    
Christopher C. Manna Bayonne Bayonne H.S.
Charles E. Kucz Jr. Hoboken Hudson Catholic H.S.
Aaron G. Smith Jersey City Marist H.S.
James A. Waiters Jersey City Marist H.S.
Tomasz Cydzik North Bergen North Bergen H.S.
Soris Y. Marte Guttenberg North Bergen H.S.
Nicolas J. Delgado Jersey City St. Peter's Preparatory H.S.
     
MERCER COUNTY    
Victoria L. Johnson Lawrenceville Lawrence H.S.
Marloe M. Preston Mercerville Nottingham H.S.
Bryan J. Cominski Hamilton Nottingham H.S.
Erik R. Sinwich Mercerville Nottingham H.S.
Meghan C. Bashaw Princeton Princeton H.S.
Michelle L. McArthur Trenton Trenton Central H.S.
     
MIDDLESEX COUNTY    
Christopher M. Brooks Edison Bishop George Ahr H.S.
Frank M. Kerekes Carteret Cardinal McCarrick H.S.
John J. Leshko Carteret Carteret H.S.
Joseph P. Reiman Carteret Carteret H.S.
Jacob S. Hyman East Brunswick East Brunswick H.S.
Raymond Rose III Piscataway Piscataway H.S.
Gina A. Makowski Sayreville Sayreville War Memorial H.S.
Sean M. O'Connor Sayreville Sayreville War Memorial H.S.
James A. Bernard Princeton South Brunswick H.S.
Glen A. Betler II Spotswood Spotswood H.S.
Alexander J. Fernandez Spotswood Spotswood H.S.
     
MONMOUTH COUNTY    
Brandon J. Minetti Perrineville Allentown H.S.
William C. Whitehouse Farmingdale Christian Brothers Academy
John J. Mattiace Manalapan Christian Brothers Academy
Michael T. Foran Howell Howell H.S.
Nicholas J. Lindia Hazlet Keyport H.S.
     
MORRIS COUNTY    
Sarah M. Esteves Bloomingdale Butler H.S.
Thomas J. Campana Butler Butler H.S.
David J. Cox Montville Montville Twp. H.S.
Matthew L. Greenberg Rockaway Morris Hills H.S.
Scott E. Taylor Flanders Mt. Olive H.S.
     
OCEAN COUNTY    
Douglas E. Bowens Bayville Central Regional H.S.
David O. Mench Jackson Jackson Memorial H.S.
Christian A. Nazario Manchester Manchester Twp. H.S.
Joseph W. Conklin Toms River Manchester Twp. H.S.
Luis D. Ortiz New Egypt New Egypt H.S.
Israel R. Pagan Jr. New Egypt New Egypt H.S.
Tyler B. Sorchik New Egypt New Egypt H.S.
John J. Teschko Tuckerton Pinelands Regional H.S.
Nick J. Norcia Point Pleasant Point Pleasant Boro H.S.
Matthew G. Niepielko Toms River Toms River H.S. North
Kathleen A. Erdman Beachwood Toms River H.S. South
Thomas M. Heaney Beachwood Toms River H.S. South
     
PASSAIC COUNTY    
Shayna A. Gomez Hawthorne Hawthorne H.S.
Christopher K. DePree Ringwood Lakeland Regional H.S.
Stephen D. Milan Wanaque Lakeland Regional H.S.
Maricelis Garcia Paterson Passaic Co. Tech. Institute
Suzette Serrano Paterson Passaic Co. Tech. Institute
Kevin C. Mannebock Pompton Lakes Pompton Lakes H.S.
Aida J. Santiago Paterson Rosa Parks School of Fine Arts
     
SALEM COUNTY    
Joshua L. Foote Monroeville Woodstown H.S
     
SUSSEX COUNTY    
Lauren M. Bibik Newton Kittatinny Regional H.S.
Vincent J. Koert Jr. Stanhope Lenape Valley Regional H.S.
Stephen K. Rollin Newton Newton H.S.
Christina M. Weingrad Sparta Sparta H.S.
Amanda L. Lopez Stockholm Walkhill Valley Regional H.S.
     
UNION COUNTY    
David M. Brinkerhoff Garwood Arthur L. Johnson H.S.
Meagan R. Vidal Union Union H.S.
     
WARREN COUNTY    
James F. Seeger Columbia North Warren Regional H.S.
     

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