Loudoun County, VA - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office welcomed their largest recruit class in the history of the agency today during the 140th session of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy (NVCJTA). The new deputies took top spots in academics, received several awards, and held leadership roles in the class.
Deputy John Paul Griffin served as President of the 140th Session with Deputy Lorraine Goldberg serving as a Vice-President.
During Wednesday’s graduation ceremony, Deputy Edward J. Clinton received the Director’s Award for the Combined Basic Deputy Sheriff School for being first in his class in the session. This award is based on the highest overall academic score taken from grades achieved in the academic exams, firearms training, and driver training. Deputy Dorian A. Lambert placed second academically in the class.
Deputy Charles B. Ewing received the male Physical Fitness Award with Deputy James C. Serone taking second place. Deputy Alyssa Kallmayer took third place in the female Physical Fitness Award category. Also showcasing their skills were Deputy Nathan Gerben, who took second place in Firearms Proficiency and Deputy Michael A. Grant, Jr., who placed third in the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) Award category.
“The outstanding performance of this class exemplifies our efforts to recruit the best and the brightest. We have been able to attract highly qualified applicants who recognize the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office as a premier law enforcement agency,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Chapman. “We wish the deputies all the best as they pursue successful careers with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Chapman.
The graduates are Logan Blackmon, Andrea T. Cecere, Ayse Christo, Edward J. Clinton, Kirsten L. Covell, Charles B. Ewing, Nathan Gerben, Lorraine Goldberg, Andrew Golden, Michale A. Grant, Jr., John Paul Griffin, Jose B. Hernandez, Alyssa Kallymayer, Dorian A. Lambert, Kevin Lewis, Kelsey C. Long, Heather MacKenzie, Michael Matias, Brandon James McGhee, Stephen Mieszala, Andrew Noonan, Joshua T. Reed, Abigal J. Salomon, James C. Serone, Carla Torres, Gerardo A. Torres, II, Evelin Valladares, Bronson G. Washburn and Aaron Michael Waskiewicz.
The NVCJTA provides training to agencies from the Northern Virginia area including the Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, City of Alexandria Police Department, City of Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, City of Manassas Police Department, George Mason University Police Department, City of Fairfax Police Department, Falls Church Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Metro Transit Police Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police, Northern Virginia Community College Police Department, Town of Leesburg Police Department and the Purcellville Police Department.