April 14th, 2022 – The Town of Islip Division of Public Safety recently graduated 5 park rangers from its Law Enforcement Academy. This marks the Town’s 5th class, making a total of 42 graduates to date since the in-house program began in November 2017.
WATCH NOW: 5th Law Enforcement Academy Graduation CeremonyThe 14-week-long academy is led by NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) certified instructors, and has been built from the ground up to better prepare recruits and current officers for service in the Town of Islip and beyond. Classroom instruction focuses on law, ethics, communication, daily defensive tactics, as well as de-escalation, Narcan, CPR and First Aid training. This year, the DCJS began recommending the Town’s academy to other law enforcement agencies.
“We are proud of our dedicated and knowledgeable instructors for the invaluable training they provide, and of all our cadets and officers who complete this training and become better equipped to serve our residents and the public. We look on with great pride watching the academy continue to grow as one of the ‘go to’ training facilities in the area,” said Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter.
The Law Enforcement Academy provides training for all park rangers, harbormasters, and fire marshals in the Town of Islip, as well as Long Island MacArthur Airport security officers. The class commenced on January 3, 2022, with four recruits from the Town of Islip, and one recruit from the Town of Smithtown.
“We’ve had recruits from Massachusetts and Pennsylvania join us in the past,” said Public Safety Commissioner, Tony Prudenti, Town of Islip. “We are fortunate in the Town of Islip that our Public Safety Division is comprised of individuals with the skills and resources necessary to build, grow and conduct its own in-house training academy,” said Commissioner Prudenti.
“On behalf of myself, the Islip Town Board and all residents in the Town, please know that as you head into your day-to-day duties, you have our deepest gratitude for all you do, and will do. Congratulations to each and every one of you,” concluded Supervisor Carpenter.
Graduating the 5th Town of Islip Law Enforcement Academy are Officers: Michael Collins; James Mansfield; Richard Ramaci; Dorian Ranieri; Brandon Unger. In addition to Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and Public Safety Commissioner Anthony Prudenti, graduates were joined by Islip Town Councilman Jorge Guadron; Smithtown Councilman Tom Lohmann; Pastor Michael Staneck of Trinity Lutheran Church; Islip Public Safety Deputy Commissioner Rich Bastidas, and Lieutenant Craig Cain, Islip Park Rangers.