Sheriff's Deputies, Police Recruits Graduate from Training Academy
Deputy graduate Eaddy was vice president of this academy class and four others are pursuing law enforcement careers like their fathers. The police recruits now will complete four months of field training.
Seven new deputies with the Alexandria Sheriff's Office graduated from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy along with 18 Alexandria Police Department recruits.
The Dec. 21 graduation ceremony was at George Mason University in Fairfax and for the deputies, it followed nearly six months of deputy and law enforcement training, including emergency vehicle operation, firearms training, defensive tactics, jail and courthouse procedures, crash investigation, basic legal training and other important areas.
Alexandria's deputy graduates are Fellman Cabero, Deon Eaddy, Israr Haq, Julio Ocasio, Keith Scott, Ryan Stearns and Curran Thorne.
Deputy Eaddy was vice president of this academy class and four others are pursuing law enforcement careers like their fathers. Deputy Ryan Stearns is the son of Chief Deputy Clarke Stearns, Deputy Julio Ocasio is the son of Deputy Pedro Ocasio, Deputy Curran Thorne is the son of Deputy Timothy Thorne, and Deputy Keith Scott is the son of Chief M. Douglas Scott of the Arlington County Police Department.
The Alexandria police recruits will be state certified in basic law enforcement after completing a four month field training program. The new officers are Trent Ashman, Adam Bing, John Brattelli, Jonathan Ellis, Robert Faulkner, Michael Garcia, Trevor Griffin, John Hancq, Joshua Holderness, Hayden Johnson, Jessica Johnson, Daryl Moore, George Nformi, Stephen Riley, Carl Savoy, Jr., Paul Smith, Wesley Vitale and Adam Zastrow.
The academy serves 17 participating law enforcement agencies including the Alexandria and Arlington County police departments, Alexandria and Arlington County sheriff's offices, cities of Fairfax and Falls Church police departments, George Mason University Police Department, Northern Virginia Community College Police and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police.