Tomorrow’s Future – New Deputies Join Sheriff’s Office

Seven Deputies Complete Academy Training

Completed their academy training and ready to assist the citizens of Frederick County, seven new Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) deputies started their careers this week.

“These deputies are just starting their journey in the ever-changing world of law enforcement,” said FCSO Sheriff Chuck Jenkins. “I am excited to see how they take this law enforcement academy education, along with their on-the-road field training they are about to receive, and apply it all in today’s world.”

These newly trained deputies are:

Madison Engels            Austin Petry

Tyler Haldeman             Benjamin Seiss

Brooks Keller                Jacob Sewell

William Mayhew

While at the academy, these recruits learn, complete scenarios, and must pass written and physical tests to be able to graduate. Some of the main topics they learn are:

  • Fourth amendment issues relating to search and seizure
  • De-escalation
  • How to recognize and deal with people with intellectual developmental disabilities
  • Dealing with people experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Officer safety
  • Firearms
  • Use of force
  • Handcuffing
  • Defensive tactics
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Course; learning to drive and operate a police car
  • Maryland criminal and vehicle law
  • A lot of physical training.

Now that the deputies have graduated and completed this training, they will start actual field training and will be on a probationary period that can sometimes last up to 18 months.

Jim Castle
Staff Writer Jim Castle