Current Volume XXX No. 2 Fall 2019

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To protect and to serve

Workship pointed graduate to law enforcement career "Next week we’re getting pepper sprayed.” Judson Crawford ’19 said it with a chuckle, for he seems to be thriving at the police academy, on his way to becoming a deputy sheriff. “It’s been great,” he said, in a telephone interview after a full day at the St. Johns River State College Criminal Justice Academy. “Everyone here has been awesome, so helpful.” Monday through Thursday, from 6:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Crawford attends classes at the academy in St. Augustine, Florida. On Fridays he reports to the

nearby St. Johns County Sheriff ’s Office, for the sheriff has sponsored him in his training. “We’re putting him through the academy,” said Commander John Donlon. “We’ll do that when we see some really good candidates.” Donlon works part-time at the sheriff ’s office, and also is the coordinator and instructor for Crawford’s class at the academy. Crawford, one of three squad leaders in the class of 22, has a grade average in the mid 90s, said Donlon. “He’s very dedicated and mature,” said the commander. “He’s actually tutoring one of our other students who needed some academic assistance. He’s

Crawford studies at the academy in St. Augustine, Florida.



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