Eleven Police officers graduate from CGCC

HUDSON, N.Y. -- The Zone 14 Law Enforcement Academy held its 2018 graduation exercises at Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday, April 7.

Eleven new police officers, representing eight different departments, graduated from the academy:

  • Anthony L. Belardo, the Town of Schodack Police Department
  • Edward M. Boyles, Village of Millerton Police Department
  • Michael P. Burgess, City of Mechanicville Police Department
  • Jordan M McBride, City of Mechanicville Police Department
  • Colin M. Miller, Town of Greenport Police Department
  • Matthew A. Novotny, Village of Philmont Police Department
  • Steven M. Place, Jr., Village of Athens Police Department
  • Matthew J. Putnam, Village of Philmont Police Department
  • Daniel J. Rifenburgh, Town of Germantown Police Department
  • Raymond J. Shanley, Jr., Greene County Sherriff’s Department
  • Matthew J. Waldron, City of Mechanicville Police Department

In addition, five class awards were given, including the Top Gun Award (proficiency in firearms) to Matthew J. Putnam; the Physical Training Award to Colin M. Miller; the Highest Academic Average Award to Matthew A. Novotny, and Overall Outstanding Recruit Award to Colin M. Miller.

The Zone 14 Police Law Enforcement Academy at C-GCC prepares recruits for law enforcement careers with both municipal and county police departments. The Academy is sponsored by the Columbia and Greene Sheriff’s Offices and the college, and is fully accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

For more information, contact the Office of Community Services at (518) 828-4181, extension 3342, or communityservices@sunycgcc.edu.

Photo Caption: Zone 14's graduating class of 2018 included eleven officers representing eight different departments within six New York State counties.

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