The Mohawk Valley Police Academy is pleased to announce the graduation of class 2021-1, being held at the Stanley Theater in Utica on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 5 pm.

This class endured 25 weeks of both classroom training and practical exercises.

The following is a list of Graduates and their agencies:

Auburn City Police Department:

Officer Stephen Bennett

Officer Nikoli Biljanoski

Officer Jeffrey Gardner

Officer Patrick LaGrrow

Oneida City Police Department:

Officer Josh Hood

Oneida County Sheriff’s Office:

Deputy Christopher Dorr

Deputy Colin McDaniels

Deputy Holly Sroka

City Of Rome Police Department:

Officer Mikayla Blumenstock

Officer Kevin Fisher

Officer Markel Griggs

Officer Kalyn Olney

Officer Anthony Pacicca

Officer John Petrelli

Officer Megan Pritchard

Utica City Police Department:

Officer Edgardo Colon

Officer Daniel Forte

Officer Bryan Gil

Officer Colin Madia

Officer Angelo Marroccolo

Officer Bryce Patterson

Officer Drew Putrello

Officer Jariel Rodriguez

Officer Alexander Sperling

Officer Andrew Taft

Inside you, there was a calling to serve others,

and you chose to pursue that, and entered this most noble career.

As you graduate

and go out to use the skills you have learned,

you will be tested and challenged.

You’ve chosen a life that few can understand with the reward of making a positive difference in those that you are sworn to protect and serve

On behalf of Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol and the Law Enforcement Community CONGRATULATIONS!