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Hanover, VA – Yesterday, December 10, 2021, twelve of the Sheriff’s Office’s newest recruits graduated from the Hanover County Criminal Justice Academy at a ceremony held at Life Church in Mechanicsville.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Woody, delivered an address to the graduates on behalf of Colonel David R. Hines, as well as presented them with their certificates and awards. Nine of the graduates will enter into their final phase of their training as patrol deputies where they will spend at least 15 weeks with a field training officer. Three graduates will receive additional training as court service deputies.
In addition to the Hanover graduates, two recruits from the Ashland Police Department graduated from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Academy.
Also, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s newest Crime Analyst completed her required training during this academy session.
Over the past 22 weeks, each graduate successfully completed over 820 hours of instruction. In addition, the recruits were tested on over 1300 training objectives established by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
Anyone interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is encouraged to contact us at (804) 365-6110, or visit us online at https://www.hanoversheriff.com/178/Positions-Available.