Bel Air, MD— Friends and family gathered at The John Carroll School in Harford County Saturday for the Maryland Natural Resources Police Training Academy’s 58th Basic Recruit Class Graduation Ceremony. The class was the largest in police history, with 27 graduates.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, the graduation ceremony’s keynote speaker, with Natural Resources Police Colonel Robert K. Ziegler, Jr. The Maryland Natural Resources Police is the state’s oldest state law enforcement agency, and one of the oldest conservation law enforcement organizations in the nation.

The recruits had seven and a half months of live-in academy training and will now conduct field training with a senior patrol officer for another 12 weeks.

The new officers will bolster patrol areas across the state, enforcing fish and game laws, protecting state park visitors, carrying out search-and- rescue missions and acting as Maryland’s lead law enforcement agency for maritime homeland security.

The class roster:

NATHANIEL T. BRADLEY
ANDREW M. BRAYMAN
JOSEPH W. CAW IV
ANTONIO D. COLVIN
ANDREW T. CUMMINS
LIAM R. D’AOUST
McKENZIE J. DIVELBISS
BENJAMIN D. DORSEY
JEREMY P. ELMORE
SHANE W. FALCONER
JACOB M. GERZAK
MICHAEL R. GREENFIELD
MATTHEW C. GROLEAU
JOSEPH C. HAMBRICK
JASON S. HAYNES
JOSHUA T. JONES
JAMES E. MAJOR
BRIANNA R. McFARLAND
PAUL W. McMANNIS
NATHANIEL P. MINNICK
KYLE L. NEITZEL
ERIC A. PIKE
SIMON G. ROE
HECTOR E. ROJAS
ZACHARY S. RUARK
BRIAN D. WALTER III
KEVIN J. WHITE