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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
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LCSO Welcomes 14 New Recruits in Special Combined Graduation Ceremony
Loudoun County, VA (July 16, 2020): The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office welcomed 14 new recruits today in a special combined graduation ceremony.
The ceremony honored those who graduated from the 142nd session of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy (NVCJTA) and Class 6 of the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy (SRCJA).
The new recruits from the NVCJTA Academy who are assigned to the Field Operations Division are Deputy Marquis Costello, Deputy Louis Custodio, Deputy Matthew Cromer, Deputy Louis Richard Dau, Deputy Joshua Doroski, Deputy Brian Jarvis, Deputy Brian Leppert, Deputy Sergio Lewis, Deputy John McGlynn, Deputy Ariel Rodriguez, Deputy Dylan Shockey, and Deputy Joshua Velazquez. The graduates from the SRCJA Academy who are assigned to the Corrections Division are Deputy Adeyemi Adeoye and Deputy Nelson Colon.
Several members of the class were recognized today for their skills and physical fitness. Deputy Leppert took the overall Academic Award with Deputy McGlynn placing second. Deputy Leppert also received the Physical Fitness Award with Deputy Shockey second overall for Physical Fitness for the class. Deputy Velasquez was second in the class for the Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) and Deputy Jarvis and Deputy McGlynn were second and third overall in the class in firearms proficiency.
At today’s ceremony Sheriff Mike Chapman congratulated the graduates and expressed his pride in their accomplishments during the session. “Your outstanding performance exemplifies our efforts to recruit the best and the brightest and is why the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office is recognized as a premier law enforcement agency,” Sheriff Chapman said.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to attract highly qualified candidates and has attained the lowest vacancy rate for sworn personnel in the agency’s history. The agency has also hired over 70 pre-certified law enforcement officers from other jurisdictions in just the past two years.