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Officers complete training academy

Courtesy Photo From left to right are Alpena County Sheriff Steven Kieliszewski, Corrections Officers Kevin Morgan and Chase Smillie, and County Jail Administrator Sgt. Scott Gagnon.

Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Officers Kevin Morgan and Chase Smillie recently completed a local corrections officer training academy held at Alpena Community College.

The four-week academy offers a comprehensive, interactive instruction program in various disciplines for local correctional officers.

Training topics include custody and security, defensive tactics, first aid (including CPR and AED procedures), suicide awareness, fire safety and interpersonal communications.

The academy, certified by the Michigan Sheriffs’ Coordinating and Training Council, is an important element of providing the necessary skills for maintaining a safe, secure environment for correction officers, inmates, and county residents.

“At the Alpena County Sheriff’s Office, it is our mission to provide our staff with quality training experiences to ensure our officers adhere to the highest standards of professionalism,” said Sheriff Steven Kieliszewski.

He added that the department appreciates Alpena Community College for providing this excellent academy.

“We are proud of Corrections Officers Morgan and Smillie for their dedication to learning how to safely and effectively manage our inmate population,” he said.

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