Alexandria Police Recruits Graduate from Regional Academy
The Alexandria Police Department welcomes 26 recruit officers who graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy Basic Law Enforcement School on Thursday, December 21, 2016. The recruits spent approximately 20 weeks in training at the regional academy, covering topics such as community policing, emergency vehicle operation, firearms training, defensive tactics, crash investigation and basic legal training.
Numerous Alexandria Police Department recruits received performance based awards or broke academy physical fitness records during the 135th session:
Matthew Beinhauer, 3rd place Emergency Vehicle Operations Center
Benjamin Berlin, Session 135 Class President
Chris Dannenfelser, vertical jump record
Travis Jones, 1st place Emergency Vehicle Operations Center
Westrick McILvanie, 1st place Firearms
Michael Oliver, III-2nd place Fitness
Oscar Olland-Thomas Shaw Award, Session 135 Class Vice-President
Jamie Lee Victor-300 meter run record, plank record
Suzanne Watts, 3rd place Academics, Session 135 Class Vice-President
Alexandria Police recruits will attend several weeks of local training related to the department before hitting the streets of Alexandria with their Patrol Training Officers. Recruit officers will partner and train with experienced patrol officers for an additional 12 weeks before working independently as solo patrol officers.