Ten Deputy Sheriffs Graduate from Criminal Justice Academy
Ten deputy sheriffs graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on December 19. Sheriff Sean Casey and members of his command and training staff attended Session 147’s graduation ceremony at the Schlesinger Center on the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
Congratulations to Deputy Prakaykeaw Chuenjaichon, Deputy Thyshown David Esperience, Deputy Skyler Johnson, Deputy Nicholas Layton, Deputy Ricardo Marquez-Argueta, Deputy Jessica Meekins, Deputy Alexandra Nixon, Deputy Daniel Osmanovic, Deputy Jaida Rose and Deputy Huu Colton Thomas.
These new law enforcement officers successfully completed 20 weeks of training, including emergency vehicle operations, firearms training, defensive and control tactics, crash investigation, de-escalation techniques, basic legal training, jail operations, courthouse security and civil process.
Deputy Meekins was selected as a class vice-president and was part of the honor guard that presented the colors during the graduation ceremony. She also distinguished herself in physical fitness, breaking an academy fitness record and finishing second among female recruits in overall physical fitness.
Master Deputy Curran Thorne, an academy instructor since 2018, received the David Vice Award which is presented to the outstanding academy staff member.
The graduates will continue in field training at the Sheriff’s Office before beginning their regular assignments.