Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commissions Awards “Instructor of the Year” to Sergeant Sean Craig

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commissions held its 17th Annual Instructors’ Awards and Training Conference. This organization is “committed to the continuous improvement of these professions to better provide for the health, welfare and safety of the people of Maryland.” At this conference, officers from all over the state were recognized for their work as academy and non-academy instructors.

Sergeant Sean Craig of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office Corrections Division received a Non-Academy Instructor of the Year award. Sergeant Craig has dedicated 20 years of service to the Agency. During his career, he has provided general instruction on corrections topics and acted as one of the primary firearms instructors for the division. In 2017, Sergeant Craig used his experience from his time at the University of Maryland as an English major to create a course of instruction geared towards improving incident documentation and written communication. The course focused on clarity, conciseness, and technical writing formats. The division greatly benefited from Sergeant Craig’s efforts as seen in the ensuing uptick of written report quality and consistency.

“Sergeant Craig is very deserving of this recognition,” said Brandon Foster, Director of the Charles County Detention Center. “His commitment to his profession has earned him the respect of his peers. We are thankful for his hard work and initiative.”

“The success of our agency, as well as our employees, relies on great instructors passing on their knowledge and expertise,” said Sheriff Troy Berry. “We are very proud of Sergeant Craig’s leadership and integrity, and that his hard work on behalf of the CCSO was recognized at this year’s conference.”

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The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency comprised of more than 600 police, corrections and civilian personnel responsible for protecting more than 150,000 residents. The CCSO was accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in 2001 has been designated as a CALEA Gold Standard of Excellence agency since 2011. Established in 1658, the CCSO is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the United States. For more information, visit