Eight Deputy Sheriffs Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy
On June 22, eight deputy sheriffs graduated with Session 146 of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy at a ceremony at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Sheriff Sean Casey and members of his command and training staff extended their congratulations to Deputy Dominic Austen, Deputy Reyhan Can, Deputy Erick Cromer, Deputy Erika Elton, Deputy Jada Goodwine, Deputy Jasmine Jones, Deputy Md Uddin and Deputy Adam Yacoub.
The new deputies successfully completed six months of training, including emergency vehicle operations, firearms qualifications, defensive and control tactics, crash investigation, basic legal training, jail and courthouse procedures, fair and impartial policing, active bystandership, policing in diverse communities, and other important areas.
During the ceremony, Deputy Goodwine and Deputy Paige Holdridge of the Arlington County Sheriff’s Office sang the national anthem. Recently retired Sheriff Dana Lawhorne, also a graduate of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, was the guest speaker and offered encouraging words to the new deputies and police officers. Other highlights included graduates receiving their certificates from family members who have served in law enforcement themselves, such as Deputy Jones receiving hers from her mother, Alexandria Deputy Nora Jones.
Upon returning to the Sheriff’s Office, the deputies continued with field training before beginning their regular assignments.
Photo: (l-r) Deputy Dominic Austen, Deputy Jasmine Jones, Deputy Md Uddin, Deputy Adam Yacoub, Sheriff Sean Casey, Deputy Erick Cromer, Deputy Jada Goodwine, Deputy Erika Elton and Deputy Reyhan Can.