Corrections Officers Graduate from Federal Bureau of Prisons Training Academy

Graduation ceremony -- BOC graduates, instructors, Bureau of Corrections Director Rick Mullgrav, Felipe Rodriguez Jr., director of staff training at the Academy Federal Bureau of Prisons in Glynco, GeorgiaFive out of six cadets from the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (VIBOC) have graduated from the Federal Bureau of Prisons Staff Training Academy in Glynco, Ga. The training, which involved a strict regimen, was held from Aug. 9–25. This is the first time in the history of the VIBOC that cadets have had the opportunity to attend this training.
BOC is making positive strides and taking its officers and training to another level. The six correction officers from St. Croix and St. Thomas had an exceptional career opportunity when they were sent to a special three-week correctional officer training held at the academy located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Georgia.
Rick Mullgrav, BOC director, attended the graduation of the correctional officers. Mullgrav congratulated all the officers for successfully completing the training, and he extended a special congratulations and recognition to the officer that not only graduated with honors but academically excelled above and beyond what was expected.
“With such talents and exceptional training under our wings, this is just the beginning of what is to come for the Bureau of Corrections. This was indeed history in the making that our officers graduated from a Federal Corrections Officer Training Academy. The Virgin Islands was represented extremely well at the academy. We are presently seeking applicants with law enforcement training experience to assist the bureau in creating our own training division,” said Mullgrav.

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