DATE: October 11, 2019     
Janelle Love
Media Relations Office


Charles County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Two New Correctional Officers
Eight Candidates Graduate from the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy Corrections Entrance Level Training Program

Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is proud to announce the Southern Maryland Criminal Justice Academy (SMCJA) celebrated the graduation of 8 correctional officers – 2 from Charles County – from the Corrections Entrance Level Training Program (CELTP), Session 62, at a ceremony held October 4 at Chopticon High School in Morganza, MD. The program requires each Correctional Officer to complete a ten-week Basic Corrections Academy, which exceeds the state minimum for all Correctional Officers working in local correctional facilities across Maryland.

“Correctional Officers have a critical role in law enforcement,” said Sheriff Berry. “Not only are they ensuring the safety of the inmates and staff, but they also are in a position to help reduce recidivism by providing resources and programs to help the inmates get back on track by the time they are released. They have the opportunity to impact many people.”

Sheriff Berry and the men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are proud to welcome our newest Correctional Officers to the CCSO family:

Correctional Officer Henry J. Giroux (Distinguished graduate with 97.68% GPA)
Correctional Officer Jesse T. Halterman (Distinguished graduate with 97.70% GPA)

Sheriff Berry and CO Henry Giroux

Sheriff Berry and CO Jesse Halterman




















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

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