On Thursday evening, March 7, 2019, the Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola held the Law Enforcement Officer Academy Graduation for Class 2018-03 at Osceola High School. After 5 1/2 months, 29 cadets proudly walked across the stage to accept their Certificate of Training, completing 770 training hours. Of those 29 cadets, 23 of them graduated in uniform. The 23 in uniform have already accepted a position at one of the 5 agencies: Osceola County Sheriff’s Department, Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office or Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.


“The new recruits will have another 6 months of training with their agency before actually going out on the field alone,” says Guy Samuelson, Director for the Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola. These new recruits now have the knowledge, the training, and the drive to become some of the best Law Enforcement Officers in Central Florida. The 770 hours of training included hands-on training, in the class training, and much more.

Congratulations and great job to the Graduates of Class 2018-03:

Isaac Phillip Agosto, Class Commander

Jose Angel Ramirez

Jason Adian Cintron

Eric Nathaniel Denmark

Emily Marie Kaluszkin

Matthew Theodore Maxson

Brian Alexander Renderos

Dustin Clayton Wyche

Nicholas James Frigiola

Dominic Angelo Arscott

Milton Patton Bronson

Kortney Burroughs

Isaac Abrahan Casado

Mario Omar Lewis

Shawn Christopher Laurenceau

Gabriel Alexander Boyers

Alexia Marie Doyen

James Allen Frank

John George

Pedro Antonio Oquendo

Isaac Sherman Parks

Eliel Mangual

Damaris Agosto

Francis Joseph Barberi

Marc Antony Claudio

Anthony Lee Demery

Heather Michelle Fleming

Austin Chuck Pace

Michael Riley Webb


The Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola is certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to deliver all Commission-approved curricula to law enforcement, correctional, and correctional probation officers in Florida. The Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola provides 3 classes a year for individuals interested in becoming a Law Enforcement officer, and the training center is located at Osceola Technical College Kissimmee campus. Located in Region VII, CJAO is a regional training facility and conducts advanced and specialized training for certified law enforcement, correctional probation, and correctional officers throughout central Florida.


Congratulations again to the new graduates and thank you for wanting to make a positive difference in the world. For more information on the Criminal Justice Academy of Osceola please visit, https://otec.osceolaschools.net/our_programs/career_certificates/criminal_justice