Sen. Kissel to Speak at Probation Officer Graduation Ceremony

March 27, 2008

73 new probation officers to be sworn in at tomorrow’s ceremony in Cheshire

State Senator John A. Kissel, R-Enfield, will be a speaker at the graduation ceremony of Adult Probation Officer Graduation Class 10. The event is scheduled for Friday (tomorrow), March 28th at 2:00 p.m., at the Department of Correction, Francis H. Maloney Center for Training and Staff Development, 245 Jarvis Street in Cheshire, Gymnasium Building #2.

The class of 73 probation officers is one of the largest graduating classes on record and trainees have completed over 250 hours of pre-service training at the state Judicial Branch’s Court Support Services Division (CSSD) Training Academy. The ceremony will include the awarding of diplomas, followed by a swearing in and receipt of badges. The trainees will then report to their duty stations and be assigned to a field training officer who will work with them through their six month probationary period.

“I am honored to be invited to speak at the graduation ceremony of our state’s newest adult probation officers,” said Sen. Kissel, who serves as ranking Senator of the legislature’s Judiciary Committee. “These graduates deserve so much credit for all the hard work and effort they have put into their training to become probation officers. I commend them and am very thankful for their valuable service to the state.”

Sen. Kissel said that it important for graduates to know that the state is a partner in the efforts to improve criminal justice in Connecticut. Chief Court Administrator Barbara M. Quinn will also be a speaker at the event.