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Hanover, VA – Yesterday, September 8, 2022, four 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.
Colonel David R. Hines delivered an address, as well as presented them with their certificates and awards. All 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.
In addition to the four Hanover graduates, one recruit from the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office and one recruit from the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office, graduated from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Academy.
These six recruits will now serve as reserve deputies in their respective communities. They will have the same authority and responsibilities as a full-time deputy; however, they are volunteers. They have attended an academy that spanned over 49 weeks. Training was held every Tuesday, Thursday and every other Saturday. This training was completed all while each of them worked full-time.
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-HCSO or visit our website at www.hanoversheriff.com .