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Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Detention and Corrections

Five deputy recruits:

Richard Burgess Jr
Trace George
Eric Grocke
Nicholas Johnson
Caleb Nagel

PINELLAS COUNTY – On Wednesday, July 6, 2022, five Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputy recruits were recognized for completing their Corrections Academy training during a graduation ceremony at the St. Petersburg College Allstate Center.

During the academy, the recruits completed a total of 420 hours of training at the college.

Chief Deputy George Steffen presented Sheriff’s Office recruits with their new badges and administered the Oath of Office to the group.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office offers full sponsorships through the Corrections Academy. If accepted for sponsorship, the Sheriff’s Office will pay for your academy tuition, books, and FDLE Certification exams. Applications for sponsorships are accepted when the “Detention Deputy Recruit” position is posted on PCSO's website at

For more information about the St. Petersburg College Corrections Academy, visit

Posted by Felisha D. Barnes Wednesday, July 6, 2022 1:30:00 PM Categories: Awards and Recognition

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