Cape May County Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced today the graduation of three correctional officers from the Atlantic County Police Training Center Class # 22 for the Basic Course for County Correctional Officers. Officer William Lear of Cape May Court House, Officer Michael Nuscis of Cape May and Officer Dustin Wagner of Rio Grande became the newest Officers of the Cape May County Correctional Center.
Officer William Lear was awarded the Academic Achievement Award with an average of 96.5% for the highest average on all academic examinations. He finished second in firearms with an average of 98.3% and also received the Don Sauer Lifesavings Award. In addition Officer Lear received the Police Training Commission Merit Award.
Sheriff Schaffer, who is a member of the New Jersey Police Training Commission and sits as of the Chairman of one of the committees said, “The PTC Merit Award is one of the most valuable awards a recruit at the academy can receive. There are standards set by the Police Training Commission for this award, but the recruits in the class actually vote for the recipient of this award. It is truly an honor to know your fellow recruits feel you deserve such high recognition.”
Officer Nuscis received the Physical Fitness Award for the class and also finished 3rd in the class in academics with an average of 94.5%.
“I am proud of these officers and their accomplishments and look forward to their long productive careers as correction officers. They join a professional group of officers at our Correctional Center that the residents of Cape May County can be proud of,” concluded Sheriff Schaffer.
Sheriff Gary Schaffer, Officer William Lear, Officer Michael Nuscis,
Officer Dustin Wagner, Undersheriff Robert Nolan and Warden Don Lombardo