Fifteen Alexandria police officers and three Alexandria deputy sheriffs graduated from Session 128 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on Wednesday, June 26. Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and Police Chief Earl Cook attended the graduation ceremony held at Dominion High School in Sterling. The new law enforcement officers successfully completed 24 weeks of training including emergency vehicle operation, firearms training, defensive tactics, crash investigation, basic legal training and other important areas, and the deputies completed four additional weeks of training in jail and courthouse procedures.
The police officer graduates are Andrea Archer, Jenifer Ashcroft, Tara Finkle, Charles Gardiner, Christhian Guerrero, Jeffrey Hewes, Alexa Mastrostefano, Clint Morse, Mark Osmer, Robert Pond, Daniel Reeve, Rodolfo Romero, Binh Vu, Jacob Warner and Trevor Wenz. The deputy graduates are Patrick Crossey, Richard Garcia and Steven Shillingburg.
The Academy serves 17 participating law enforcement agencies: the Alexandria Police Department, Alexandria Sheriff's Office, Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff's Office, City of Fairfax Police Department, City of Falls Church Police Department, City of Falls Church Sheriff's Office, George Mason University Police Department, Leesburg Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, Manassas City Police Department, Manassas Park City Police Department, Middleburg Police Department, Northern Virginia Community College Police, Purcellville Police Department, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.