Jail Is First To Get 'Perfect' Grade

April 15, 1992

The Anne Arundel County Detention Center recently became the state'sfirst correctional facility to achieve 100 percent compliance with the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards.

The Standards Commission ensures that basic health, safety and constitutional issues are met by all correctional facilities.

The detention center also recently completed its 14-day preservice training program for new detention officers.

The members of the new graduating class are James Carter and Patricia Nelson of Annapolis, John Chenowith and Robert Jeeter of Glen Burnie, James Knisley andSusan Macmillan of Severn, Kevin Chapman and Sonji Roach of Baltimore, Michael Collins of Crownsville, Elizabeth Compton of Ridgely, Joseph Deinlein of Edgewater, Ronald Dixon of Goldsborough, Dusty Hodges of Denton, Rahn Honablue of Waldorf, Darius Keenan of Pasadena, Jody Powell of Fort Washington and Keith Quaine of Laurel.

The trainingincluded instruction in jail operation, including custody, security and control policies and procedures. The preservice training is followed by a five-week training program at the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Academy and on-the-job training at the detention center.

Detention Center Officers Steven J. Craig and Clifford J. Thrasher were designated "Top Guns," the best shooters in the detention center's annual two-day in-service firearms training program.

Craighas been employed at the detention center for 10 years and recently moved to Pasadena from Annapolis. Thrasher, an Arnold resident, has been employed at the detention center since 1990.

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