You are the owner of this article.

Cape May Technical High Scool students certified as class one law enforcement officers

Class One Law Enforcement Officers

Cape May County has 14 new Class I officers, Cape May Technical High School students that graduated from a program through the Cape May County Police Academy. Shown are John Mihal, Kylie Price, Alexandria Wenner, Kayla Whitehead, Logan Laus, Nicholas Seliger, Christopher Schiavo, Christopher Kendrick, James Bright, Jack Gombar, Kyle Rutherford, Joshua Moyer, Tyler Williams, Kyle Eppright, and instructor Matthew Pleasants. Not pictured is Emmalisse Sanchez.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – There are 14 new Class I special law enforcement officers after students graduated Wednesday, May 10 from the Cape May County Police Academy.

Cape May County Technical High School students took part in the program administered by Police Academy Director Thomas DePaul with the support of the Cape May County Association of Chiefs of Police, school officials said.

Matthew Pleasants, law and public safety instructor at Cape Tech, said the trained students can now be employed as Class I officers in Cape May County.

According to Pleasants, seniors in the last semester of high school attended the Police Academy one day a week to receive training from January through April. The students received instruction in criminal law, arrest, search and seizure, patrol techniques, observation and perception, civil disturbances, report writing, courtroom testimony, morals and ethics, defensive tactics, handcuffing, CPR, and first aid training.

The ceremony was attended by family and friends as well as academy staff and school administration officials. A letter of commendation from state Sen. Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman Robert Andrzejczak, and Assemblyman Bruce Land was presented to each student.

Graduating students include: James Bright, III, of Cape May Court House; Kyle Eppright, of Swainton; Jack Gombar, of Cape May Court House; Christopher Kendrick, of Cape May Court House; Logan Laus, of Dennisville; John Mihal, of Cape May Court House; Joshua Moyer, of Cape May Court House; Kylie Price, of Woodbine; Emmalesse Sanchez, of Cape May Court House; Christopher Schiavo, of Villas; Nicholas Seliger, of Swainton; Alexandria Wenner, of Cape May Court House; Kayla Whitehead, of Cape May Court House; and Tyler Williams , of Ocean View.



Submit all material to


  • Include the complete name of the group, school or other organization; where it’s located and what area it serves; the name and title, if applicable, of the person submitting the information; a person to contact with questions and whether the contact is only for us or for the public as well.
  • Information should be formatted as little as possible, without tabs or tables.
  • Photos should be high-resolution and emailed as an attachment. Include the names of the people in the photos and, if applicable, any relevant titles or relationships. Indicate how to determine who is who, such as “front row, from left.”


  • Take a picture when you travel of you or your group with one of our weeklies. Send us the picture with names, hometowns and the name of the place you visited.


  • Letters must be fewer than 400 words and received by 9 a.m. Monday for publication the same week.


  • Information to be included in event or trip listings must be submitted online at Scroll down to where it says “Submit an event.” Click on “Go to Form.”
  • You are required to sign in using a username and password. If you have previously made an account, log in using the username and password you created. If you have NOT previously made an account with us, click on “Register Here” (under the Sign In button).
  • Once you have created a username and password, you will be taken to the calendar form. Fill out the form with the relevant information. Please remember that less is best for calendar listings. Note: If you include a website, it must be the full address. For example,, not

Most Popular