(December 18, 2013) – On December 16, 2013, three Ocean City Police Department Public Safety Aides graduated from the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy’s jail and corrections officer academy.
This is the first time that the OCPD has sent Public Safety Aides that work primarily in a corrections capacity to the Academy. This is in an effort to improve our detention facility and properly train our employees that staff it.
Public Safety Aides Ashley Clark, Michael Newcomb and Damian Priznar each completed over six weeks (263 hours) of intense training at the Academy. Ashley Clark was recognized for completing the Academy at the top of her class with an academic average of 95.7%.
“The OCPD has numerous employees who work primarily in our detention section that have many of the same duties as a correctional officer,” said Captain Greg Guiton, commander of the Support Services Division which includes the Detention Section. “This training will prove to be tremendously beneficial to our employees and our detention section as a whole.”