10 Graduate from Seneca Corrections Academy

Seneca County Sheriff Jack Stenberg, joined today with Ontario County Sheriff Phil Povero, Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts and Chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisor’s Chuck Lafler in conferring graduation honors for ten new corrections officers who successfully completed a seven – week Basic Corrections Officer Academy hosted and delivered by the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.The Basic Correction Officer Academy began on April 4 and concluded with graduation ceremonies held today for the graduates and their families. Today, ten new corrections officers will assume their duties in Seneca, Ontario, Yates and Wayne Counties after having completed 246 hours of classroom and practical training in the fundamentals of Corrections. After graduation, all new corrections officers will undergo a Field Training Program in their local correctional facilities to further enhance their corrections skills.We have found that is cost effective for the taxpayers in Seneca County to train our new officers locally rather than having to send them across the State for this mandated required basic training. This is the fourth basic corrections officer academy we have hosted since 2009 and to date we have graduated thirty-eight new corrections officers for not only Seneca County but Ontario, Yates and Wayne Counties as well. It is gratifying that the Sheriff’s in Ontario, Yates and Wayne Counties trust the training of new recruits to the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office. Our staff has been given the highest praise by recruits and administrators for the quality of training we have delivered.Our Basic Corrections Officer Academy training has met or exceeded all the educational requirements set forth by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, State Commission of Correction., NYS Commission on Law Enforcement Accreditation and New York State Sheriff’s Association Corrections Accreditation Program.Correction Officer recruits were provided instruction in Ethics, Constitutional Law, Search and Seizure, Security and Supervision, Stress Management, Incident Prevention Management, Criminal Procedure, Fire Prevention, Crime Scene Preservation, First Aid, CPR, Defensive Tactics, Chemical Agents, Firearms, Effective Communication, Direct Supervision, Suicide Prevention and Inmate Classification.Graduating today representing the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office was:Andre CaronDavid JensenAdam LeeKyle PoormanLarry Proia IVRepresenting the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office was:Emine DuraBrett LowryRepresenting the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office was:James BlackChristopher KerrRepresenting the Yates County Sheriff’s Office was:James Stenzel

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