Former Moreno Valley Police Department Explorer Ishmael Bermudez fulfilled his dream of a law enforcement career when he graduated from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and Moreno Valley College Basic Correctional Deputy Academy.
Moreno Valley Police Chief David Kurylowicz and other members of the police department and Explorer program attended the Class 83 graduation to watch Bermudez be sworn in as a Correctional Deputy for the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.
Riverside Sheriff’s Correctional Deputies staff the County’s five jails, providing security for inmates, staff and visitors. The Corrections Basic Academy is a 10-week course that covers an extensive range of training, including Hostage Management, Interview and Interrogation, First Aid & CPR Certification, Emergency Response Training and much more.
Bermudez became a Moreno Valley Explorer in March 2017. The Explorer Program provides young people between the ages of 14 and 21 years old a hands-on look at a career in law enforcement. Explorers learn the basics of law enforcement along with participating in physical training and volunteering at community events.
During Bermudez’s time as an explorer in the city of Moreno Valley, he donated more than 300 hours of service and received several accommodations of recognition for his services.
Congratulations Correctional Deputy Bermudez on your accomplishment, and we wish you the best of luck in your career as you move up the ranks of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department!