The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office congratulates the eight new deputies who were sworn in and graduated the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy, (SMCJA), on February 9, 2018. After a rigorous thirty week training program at the SMCJA, which consisted of physical training, and classroom courses on criminal law, crisis intervention, constitutional law, traffic law, community policing, emergency vehicle operations, etc., these new deputies will start their Field Training Program in the Patrol Division.
The new deputies will be trained and mentored by a senior deputy for the next four months, while they complete required objectives. After successful completion of the Field Training Program, the new deputies will be released to solo patrol and serve the citizens of St. Mary’s County. Please join Sheriff Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office in welcoming our new deputies: