HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Nine of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s newest recruits graduated from the Hanover County Criminal Justice Academy at a ceremony held at Life Church in Mechanicsville Friday.
Sheriff David Hines delivered an address to the graduates, as well as presented them with their certificates and awards.
Eight 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. One graduate will receive additional training as a court services deputy.
In addition to the Hanover graduates, two recruits from the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office also graduated from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Academy.
Over the past 22 weeks, each graduate successfully completed over 820 hours of instruction. In addition, the recruits were tested on over 1300 training objectives established by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.
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