Cecil County Sheriff’s Office and Cecil College Sign Strategic Degree Partnership

Published on December 6, 2017 under ,

Strategic Degree Partnership signing

Monday, November 20, 2017 signing in the lobby of the Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College.  Pictured left to right: Cecil College Vice President of Academic Programs, Dr. Christy Dryer; Cecil College President Dr. Mary Way Bolt; Cecil County Sheriff Scott Adams; and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Education Coordinator, Rodney Manuel.


By: Scott Adams, Cecil County Sheriff

I am very pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office and Cecil College. Education and professional development are cornerstones of my plans to advance the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office to continue to advance CCSO as a premier law enforcement agency in the State of Maryland. Over the last few months I have been working hand-in-hand with academic leaders from Cecil College to develop a program that allows Cecil County Sheriff’s Deputies to receive college level credits towards an Associate’s Degree in criminal justice from the coursework they completed at a Maryland Police Training Commission Academy. Cecil College has launched an innovative program that fast tracks our deputies towards earning their associate’s degree. Deputies enrolling in this program receive 31 credits and are required to take 9 more classes to earn their degree. Receiving college credit for their academy training allows deputies to reduce repetitive coursework and focus on degree attainment while managing their stressful job duties and shiftwork. The availability of online courses also creates a work/life balance for the deputies and supports degree attainment.

Dr. Mary Bolt proudly shares that, “Cecil College is committed to creating degree programs that acknowledge prior learning and provide flexible educational options that result in enhanced student development.”  The college’s desire to make higher education and professional development accessible to everyone in the community is evident in their willingness to create a degree program that meets the specific needs of the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies will fulfill their science requirement for this degree program in a specially created forensic biology class. Better educated deputies benefit everyone, especially the community we serve.

Deputies opting to continue their education and development will be able to earn a Bachelor’s degree through Cecil College’s partnerships with several other colleges and universities without ever leaving Cecil County.

For more information please contact:

Sergeant Michael G. Kalinsky, Community Resources Unit

Cecil County Sheriff’s Office

443-309-0262 or michael.kalinsky@ccdps.org

Pictured:  Monday, November 20, 2017 signing in the lobby of the Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College.  Pictured left to right: Cecil College Vice President of Academic Programs, Dr. Christy Dryer; Cecil College President Dr. Mary Way Bolt; Cecil County Sheriff Scott Adams; and Cecil County Sheriff’s Office Education Coordinator, Rodney Manuel.

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