Caroline County Sheriff John "Randy" Bounds and command staff joined their new Deputy in graduating ceremonies at the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy. Caroline County Deputy Sheriff Jared Royer was one of eighteen law enforcement officers from Wicomico, Worcester, Dorchester, Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne's and Garrett counties who graduated in the 68th entrance-level class of the Eastern Shore Criminal Justice Academy (ESCJA) operated by Wor-Wic Community College.
Graduation exercises, which were held in Guerrieri Hall at the college campus, featured a commencement address by Chief David C. Massey of the Ocean Pines Police Department.
John C. Moses, director of criminal justice at Wor-Wic, presided at the ceremony. Awards of certification and excellence were presented by Charles L. Lewis Jr., law enforcement program coordinator and instructor of the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions in Woodstock, Md., and various agency representatives. Sean M. Maloney of the Kent County Sheriff's Office was the class speaker.
Deputy Sheriff Jared Royer excelled at the academy in various topics of instruction and proved to be a valued asset to the program.
Upon completion of the Police Academy, Deputy Sheriff Jared Royer will be assigned to the Caroline County Sheriff's Office Uniformed Patrol Division. Deputy Royer is a lifelong resident of Caroline County and is an active member of the Preston Volunteer Fire Company as well.