1 RAPPAHANNOCK REGIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY RAPPAHANNOCK INFORMANT June 30, 2014 Inside this issue: RRCJA Employee of the 2 Quarter FROM THE DIRECTOR S DESK By: Mike Harvey RRCJA Executive Director PBM Supply Donation 2 RRCJA Memorial Wall 3 Refurbishment Instructor Spotlights 4-5 Donation: Middletown 6 Communication Basic #114 Animal Control Officer Basic Graduates L. E. Officer Basic #130 Graduates Jail Officer Basic #171 Graduates Middletown Graduates Three More Classes As we close out my first year as director I would like to thank all of you who have been here to support me and the academy as we struggled through a very lean fiscal year. I am happy to report that preliminary numbers have us coming in under fiscal year 2014 budget expenses. As we move into fiscal year 2015, I am cautiously optimistic about the state of our budget projections especially that of our new capitol replacement line. Over the next several months you will see projects at both campuses to ensure the facilities continue to operate at the highest level of performance. As we close out fiscal year 2014, I would like to recognize the Middletown staff in a job well done. Over the past six months they have coordinated two additional jail basic schools graduating 71 new correctional officers for the newly opened Rappahannock, Shenandoah, and Warren (RSW) Regional Jail. This is on top of running our regularly scheduled spring law enforcement and jail basic schools. During this time, Middletown experienced staffing shortages but remained dedicated to our mission of Excellence in Training as we worked to see these additional classes excel and graduate. When you visit the Middletown campus please take a minute to thank the staff for their hard work over the past six months. For those who are not aware, one of the coordinator positions at the Fredericksburg campus has been re-assigned to focus on maintaining and updating the required DCJS standards for each of our basic programs. Coordinator Wessel has been tasked with this assignment and has been working tirelessly checking standards, lesson plans, training aids, and test questions. She is working with many of our instructors to help answer any questions she may have, please encourage your trainers to work with her as she gets the documentation in place to make our basic training programs the best in the state. As always my door is open and I am available for any suggestions, concerns, or ideas you have for the academy. Yours in training, Mike Harvey
2 Page 2 RRCJA EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER By: Mike Harvey RRCJA Executive Director The Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Employee of the Quarter for the second Quarter of 2014 is Coordinator David Dailey. Coordinator Dailey has the title of In-Service Coordinator for the Middletown Campus. However, he wears many hats in addition to his role as the in-service coordinator. He coordinates with the Northwestern Adult Detention Center for inmate work release and is primarily responsible for the inmates while they are away from the detention center. As the in-service coordinator, he has been successful in adding several new and upcoming in-service trainings such as Marksmanship, Behind Bars, Street Interviews, and Forensic Seminar meeting the needs and requests of the agencies served. Dave was also a key player in coordinating the 2014 Police Memorial Service. He secured our guest speaker Mr. John Marshall, Director of Public Safety, made all contacts with families, and ensured the grounds were well maintained for this important event. Dave also was able to secure a very generous donation from the Fraternal Order of Police to help offset the cost of holding the annual memorial. Dave is a true team player and is always eager to help his fellow staff members, recruits, officers, deputies, agency heads and guests. Dave deserves to be recognized as Employee of the Quarter. Please join me in congratulating Coordinator David Dailey as the Employee of the Quarter for the second Quarter of PBM SUPPLY DONATES NEW MATS TO THE ACADEMY By: R. Wayne Inabinet RRCJA Assistant Director Mr. Sean Thacker, CEO for PBM Supply, donated two new floor mats to the Academy in honor of fallen officer Todd Bahr (Fredericksburg Police Department). Mr. Thacker was a good friend of Officer Bahr until his line of duty death in The mats contain the Academy logo and will greatly enhance the appearance to both buildings. The Academy is very appreciative of Mr. Thacker s generosity in honoring a fallen friend.
3 Page 3 RRCJA MEMORIAL WALL REFURBISHMENT By: R. Wayne Inabinet RRCJA Assistant Director The Officer Memorial, located in Building A, has undergone a major renovation to ensure our fallen officers and deputies continue to be honored and recognized. In 2006, Jeff Williams, John Fesq, and Bruce Coor of L.E. #86 were credited with the initial design and construction. Sadly, the Memorial has run out of space to display the photographs of our fallen officers. The Memorial area has been expanded, received a fresh coat of paint, new lighting, trim, and LE Basic flooring. #107 A special thanks goes out to Zenas Rainey for his construction and design expertise and Warren Kishpaugh for assisting him in the renovation. If you are in the Fredericksburg area, please stop by to view the Memorial.. Support your local Academy! L. E. #132 Practical Testing Dates: Officer Survival Oct Patrol Techniques Oct. 15 and DUI Nov. 7 Drinkers/Chaperones
4 Page 4 INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT By: Bruce Coor RRCJA Jail Basic/Pre-Employment Coordinator Lt. David Vogt is currently Lieutenant of Training at Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange, Virginia. Lt. Vogt began his career in 2006 and has held the positions of Work Release/Electronic Incarceration Program Coordinator; Assistant Shift Supervisor; and Booking Supervisor. Lt. Vogt has been instructing at Rappahannock Regional Academy for over two years and has taught almost every subject in the Jail Officer Basic Course. In addition to being a general instructor, Lt. Vogt is qualified to instruct Virginia Criminal Information Network certification classes, less lethal weapons, electronic immobilization devices, chemical munitions, impact munitions and distraction devices. Most recently, Lt. Vogt instructed the Chemical Agent class for Jail Officer Basic Course 174. Lt. Vogt, his wife Laura, and their three children live in Orange, Virginia. IN-SERVICE CLASSES TO BE HELD IN NORTHERN NECK AREA Please contact the RRCJA Registrar at to sign up for these classes. 4-Aug 6-Aug Search and Rescue First Responder NNRJ Class will be held at Northern Neck Regional Jail Aug 7-Aug Crime Scene Photography NNRJ Class will be held at Northern Neck Regional Jail Aug 8-Aug Cultural Diversity NNRJ Class will be held at Northern Neck Regional Jail Aug 8-Aug Search and Seizure, Confessions and Self Incrimination NNRJ Class will be held at Northern Neck Regional Jail Aug 12-Aug ALERT Training Active Shooter Training NNRJ Class will be held at Northern Neck Regional Jail
5 Page 5 INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT MIDDLETOWN By: Bob Hersey Basic Training Coordinator Who do you call when you need help and are up against a deadline? Well, over the last couple years, I ve told you about a few who fit that mold. As a matter of fact, there are several out here in the Shenandoah Valley. But the latest is Captain Kahle Magalis of the Warren County Sheriff s Office. As many of you are aware, the Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren, Regional Jail (RSWRJ) recently opened and in order to do so, they sent a total of 76 recruits through the academy in two different classes this spring, graduating 71. Of course this was quite the challenge since we were totally dependent on outside instructors who had already committed to our normal Jail Basic and Law Enforcement classes. One of those who stepped up to help out was Captain Magalis. For those in corrections, you already know that the expandable baton class isn t a subject that s taught in basic training. However, the RSWRJ carries batons and wanted their recruits to be trained as well. Since it wasn t already in the schedule, we had to come up with extra days in order to get that training done. Also, due to the instructor to student ratio and the class sizes, it had to be done on four different days. So now we had to get 71 recruits trained before the jail opened in late June. Captain Magalis heard of our dilemma and volunteered his services to conduct the training. Obviously he had to make some adjustments to his already busy schedule but he was able to pull it off and got all of them trained before the first inmate came through the doors. In addition to helping with the baton training, he also assisted with our defensive tactics classes. This was a tremendous help to both myself and the staff at RSWRJ. If it weren t for Captain Magalis, there s no way that the new correctional officers would have been allowed to carry their issued equipment and who knows when the training could have been done. Captain Magalis has been in law enforcement since 1998 and has served with Warren County his entire career. His first two and a half years were spent in corrections and after that, Lt. he Debbie became Shepherd a school teaches resource CPR skills officer to for a year. His next assignment was transferring to narcotics where he stayed until 2008, until he was promoted to lieutenant. In 2012, he was promoted to his current rank where he oversees the Gang Unit, CID, Vice / Narcotics, and the department s Special Operations. Captain Magalis is a local guy who grew up in Warren County and attended Warren County High School. After graduation, he received his Associates Degree from Lord Fairfax Community College. Captain Magalis is married and has three daughters, ages 22, 18, and 15. His hobbies include listening to and playing music. Although he likes various types of music, his favorite are rock and blues. When he s not playing or listening to music, he enjoys building and restoring stringed instruments. He also is an avid runner and if he can ever find a little extra time in his obviously busy schedule, he enjoys dropping a line in the Shenandoah. On behalf of the Middletown Staff and the many recruits that he trained this spring, I d like to give a welldeserved thank you to Captain Kahle Magalis.
6 Page 6 DONATIONS: MIDDLETOWN By: Tommie A. Bower Assistant Director RRCJA Middletown I would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Mike Milam; owners of Milam Landscaping in Winchester, VA for donating and delivering 10 yards of mulch, FOP Lodge 69 for its generous donation of $500.00, and Winchester Police Dept. VIPs for the hours of volunteer service to the Academy in preparation of the Eleventh Annual Police Memorial Service. Thank you all. I would like to thank the Warren Co Sheriff s Office for donating ballistic vests to the Academy for our basic school training. I would also like to thank Dave Daily for donating a refrigerator to the academy for instructor and staff use in the revamped staff break room. I would like to thank the Clarke Co Sheriff s Office, Winchester Police Department, and the Frederick County/ Winchester Law Enforcement Foundation for assisting in the Academy s desire to provide the best in officer training. Due to the collaborative efforts from all three representatives the Academy has been able to add a Smart Board for officer training. The Clarke Co Sheriff s Office donated the smart board; a new projector was funded through the Frederick County/Winchester Law Enforcement Foundation, and Winchester Police Department provided Information Technology Specialist Mike Pearse to insure its operation. The assistance of the Smart Board provides opportunities for enhanced mobile classroom instruction and learning. It has the capability in adding interactive functions to power points, note taking, and visual displays. I look forward to its continued utilization in excelled officer training. THANK YOU: MIDDLETOWN Thank you to Mike Pearse IT from Winchester Police Dept. for taking the time from his schedule to help the Academy in getting the smart board operational and ready for training use. Thank you to Luray Police Dept. for allowing the use of their firing range. We greatly appreciate the accommodations you made in order for Jail Basic 173 to receive their training. Thank you to the Winchester Volunteers in Policing for assisting the Academy during the Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony as well as being available to provide role players for several training scenarios during LE 131. Thank you to Front Royal Police Department for donating several ballistics vests to the Academy for officer training.
7 Page 7 COMMUNICATION OFFICER BASIC #114 By: Monica Fesq Coordinator s Assistant The recruits of Communications Officer Basic #114 began the Academy on June 2, 2014, representing 5 different agencies. They graduated on June 11, During their tenure at the academy, these men and women had to demonstrate their ability to perform various tasks to include answering calls and dispatching fire, rescue and/or police. L. Wayne Bushrod of King George County Sheriff s Office was the guest speaker at graduation. He explained to the students that despite the Basic School giving them a lot of information and seeming overwhelming at times, it was designed to give insight and build a foundation for their career. He told them to be ready to be challenged and continue to learn from their experiences. Michael C. Harvey, RRCJA Director, and Karen S. Wessel, RRCJA Training Coordinator, presented the graduates with their certificates. Palmer Allen, Academy Chaplain, gave the benediction at the ceremony. A special thank you goes out to each of the agencies that supplied instructors during the Communications Officer Basic. Thank you for your dedication and support to help make the Communications Officer Basic Program a success. Congratulations to each of the graduates. Caroline County Sheriff s Office L. Kimes Germanna Community College Police Dept. R. Williams Louisa County Sheriff s Office C. Hovey Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy C. Hodges, IV Spotsylvania County Sheriff s Office K. Ausbie R. Carneal
8 Page 8 ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER BASIC GRADUATES By: Monica Fesq Coordinator s Assistant The Animal Control Basic Class held their graduation ceremony on Friday, April 11, 2014, after three weeks of intense training. Kim Miller, Animal Control Administrator from Loudoun County Dept. of Animal Service was the guest speaker. She told the students to remember their education needs to go forward with them and it will be a journey. She thanked them for stepping up to carry on in this tough but rewarding job. Mike Harvey, RRCJA Director, and Bruce Coor, RRCJA ACO Basic Training Coordinator, presented the graduates with their certificates and awards. A special thank you goes out to Dr. Kathy Bauer, Dr. Carolyn Bissett of VDACS, Empowerhouse, and all of the agencies who provided instructors for this class. Thank you for your dedication and support to help make the Animal Control Officer Basic Program a success. Congratulations to each of the graduates: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria M. Boyd A. Cooke Fauquier County Sheriff s Office S. Staples Hampton Police Animal Control Unit M. Kilgore A. Taylor Isle of Wight County Sheriff s Office B. Frigelj King George County Sheriff s Office T. McDowney Northumberland County Sheriff s Office A. Balderson Portsmouth Police Department S. Baker Spotsylvania County Sheriff s Office A. Ellison Warren County Sheriff s Office C. Anderson
9 Page 9 LAW ENFORCEMENT BASIC #130 Fight to Win Law Enforcement Basic #130 Fight to Win By: SaraAnn Simpson Coordinators Assistant Law Enforcement Basic #130 graduated on May 28, 2014, in Mary Washington University s Dodd Auditorium. L.E. #130 began the Academy on January 21, 2014 enduring several obstacles throughout the program, including record breaking snow days, several practical tests and what must have felt like a million written tests. The Academy and basic recruits unfortunately also suffered the tragic loss of a brother. Deputy Bryan M. Berger of the Spotsylvania Country Sheriff s Office passed away just a month shy of graduating with his classmates. He was the type of recruit you want in a basic school, showing a passion for this career that many people can t mirror. Deputy Berger will forever be in our hearts and we send out heartfelt condolences to his family and friends and to the recruits of L.E. Basic #130. The Academy Director, Michael Harvey, was the master of ceremonies for the event. Director Harvey along with the Law Enforcement Coordinator, Miles Turner, presented the class with their certificates. Many thanks go out to our guest speaker, Deputy Ron Kesner, of the Louisa County Sheriff s Office. The basic students elected Deputy Kesner to speak at their graduation after having him as an instructor during Driver Training. Deputy Kesner gave the class some good advice about how things turn out through a story he told of his career in law enforcement. Daniel Adair, a pre-employment recruit of Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy, was chosen by his class to speak as well. He thanked the Academy and its staff for their hard work and dedication. The Academy wishes to thank our Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief David Nye of the Fredericksburg Police Department, for his consistent words of wisdom. We want to express our sincere appreciation to Mary Washington University Police Department and the University of Mary Washington Staff, especially President Hurley for providing the refreshments after the ceremony. We thank you all so much for letting us use your facilities once again. L. E. Officer Basic #130 Continued on Pg. 10
10 Page 10 L. E. Officer Basic #130 continued from Pg. 9 Congratulations to the following graduates: Ashland Police Department Michael Helbig Caroline County Sheriff s Office Brandon Martin Culpeper County Sheriff s Office Mihaela Miller Essex County Sheriff s Office Tracy Edwards Stephen Richardson Fauquier County Sheriff s Office Arthur Culbertson Fredericksburg City Sheriff s Office Russell Fields Steven Simmons King and Queen County Sheriff s Office Brian Russell Richmond County Sheriff s Office Nicholas Goodwyn Brian Vanlandingham, II Orange County Sheriff s Office Bradley Starks Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Daniel Adair Patric Corbin George France Kyle Furlong Johnie Herlong Spotsylvania County Sheriff s Office Bryan Berger Dennis Berry Aaron Eaton Thadius Gerber Anthony Hahn Stephen Hansinger Roger Harris, LE Basic II #107 Jacqueline Hodges Jennifer Love Wayne Minor Kyle Pennock Kristen Sowa Stafford County Sheriff s Office Melinda Warnick Justin White Warrenton Police Department Kevin Turner Law Enforcement Basic #130 Award Winners Bryan M. Berger-Spotsylvania Co SO Charles E. Murray, Jr., Top Performance Achievement Award Dennis Berry- Spotsylvania Co SO Top Academic Achievement Daniel Adair-Rappahannock Regional CJA Top Skills Achievement
11 Page 11 JAIL BASIC #171 GRADUATES Attitude is Everything By: Monica Fesq Coordinator s Assistant The recruits of Jail Basic # 171 began the Academy program on January 13, 2014 representing nine different agencies. They survived the snow and mud during Firearms week, written tests, Law-fit, Defensive Tactics, Officer Safety and several other practicals together. The men and women of Jail Basic #171 graduated on March 26, Superintendent James C. Willet, representing the Executive Board, spoke to the graduates. He told them that their new career path is not paved with glory and can be a thankless job, but as an administrator, he thanked them. He finished with a quote from Vince Lombardi: The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual. Individual commitment to a group effort that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. Lt. Nathan Thompson of Aquia Harbour Police Department was nominated as the guest speaker for the ceremony. He was extremely honored to have Jail Basic #171 select him to speak at their commencement. Lt. Thompson thanked the family members who supported the graduates during academy. He explained the Law Enforcement family is just like any other family, it involves maintaining relationships and following the rules of Honor, Integrity, and Compassion. The chores they are expected to do may test their resolve, character, and morals but they should not fear any obstacles. Instead, they should embrace them and rely on their training to deal with any encounter. Michael C. Harvey, RRCJA Director, and Karen S. Wessel, RRCJA Jail Basic Training Coordinator, presented the graduates with their certificates and awards. Earning the Top Academic Achievement Award, was Robert Wright of Pamunkey Regional Jail. The Top Skills Achievement Award was earned by Ellis Pierce of Rappahannock Regional Jail. The Top Overall Achievement Award was earned Lt. by Debbie Joshua Shepherd Dula of teaches Pamunkey CPR skills Regional to Jail. Joshua Dula of Pamunkey Regional Jail earned the Top Male Physical Fitness Award. Jennifer Thull from Rappahannock Regional Jail earned the Top Female Physical Fitness Award. Finally, the Charles E. Murray, Jr. Top Performance Award went to Robert White from Pamunkey Regional Jail. Officer Berrie of Rappahannock Regional Jail called his classmates to attention and they recited the Oath of Honor. He thanked his classmates for selecting him to be the class speaker. He reminded the class that We did it together, from learning customs and courtesies to tests to pepper spray, firearms and defensive tactics. A special thank you goes out to each of the agencies that supplied instructors during the Jail Basic Program. Thank you for your dedication and support to help make the Jail Basic Program a success and plant the seed to help each individual become a better, safer, career-oriented officer. Thanks to all the Instructors, Staff, Superintendents, Training Officers, Chiefs and Sheriffs whose dedication and continued support help make the Jail Basic Program a success. Jail Officer Basic #171 Continued on Pg. 12
12 Page 12 Jail Officer Basic #171 Continued from Pg. 11 Congratulations to each of the graduates. Central Virginia Regional Jail B. Bachert M. Heckert C. Miller Culpeper Co Sheriff s Office C. Weaver Fauquier Co. Sheriff s Office A. Terry Fredericksburg City Sheriff s Office M. Lussier Lancaster Co. Sheriff s Office R. Cutting Louisa Co. Sheriff s Office R. Fosdick, Sr. Northern Neck Regional Jail C. Davis D. Oursler, Jr. Pamunkey Regional Jail J. Dula S. Johnson D. Oakley B. Smith R. White Rappahannock Regional Jail S. Barlow D. Bruno J. Daily D. Huntley A. Inabinet S. Jones N. Koger T. McFaden M. Philpott E. Pierce K. Preston J. Thull G. Turner B. Vaughn
13 Page 13 MIDDLETOWN GRADUATES THREE MORE CLASSES By: Bob Hersey RRCJA Basic Training Coordinator The Middletown Campus has been a little busier than normal to say the least over the last few months. Not only did thirty-one students graduate in March from Jail Basic #170, but we ve had three additional classes graduate since then, two more Jail Basic classes and one Law Enforcement class. As I mentioned in the last edition, the opening of the new Rappahannock, Shenandoah, Warren County Regional Jail (RSWRJ) was in the process of opening soon. In order to make that happen, we added two additional classes this spring, Jail Basic s #170 and #173. On June 25 th, we graduated LE forty Basic more #107 recruits for RSWRJ and not a moment too soon since they received their first transfer of inmates the prior weekend. And if that wasn t enough to keep everyone busy, we trained our regularly scheduled Jail Basic class #172 who graduated on April 30 th and our Law Enforcement Basic #131 graduated on June 19 th. Jail Basic #172 began their training on February 24 th with a total of seven recruits representing three agencies. Five were from the Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center, one from Rappahannock County Sheriff s Office, and one from Warren County Sheriff s Office. Despite being outnumbered by the other three classes at one time or another, they did a fantastic job. Believe me, it was somewhat of a challenge to let them know that they weren t going to get lost in the shuffle because of so much going on with the other classes. Fortunately, all seven were very mature and responsible and did their part on making my job a lot easier than it had the potential of being. At graduation, the class selected Major Edgar Big Al Sibert of the Winchester City Sheriff s Office to be their guest speaker. Not only was Officer James McVeigh the Class Leader, but he also spoke on behalf of his class at graduation. The students were: Thomas Eagan James McVeigh Jimmy McWilliams Eric Smith Ryan Strother Bryan Vickers Emily Young Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Rappahannock County Sheriff s Office Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Warren County Sheriff s Office Jail Officer Basic #172 Continued on Page 14
14 Page 14 Jail Officer Basic #172 continued from Page 13 The award winners were: Academic Award: Skills Award: Overall Achievement Award: Physical Fitness Award: Sergeant Timbrook Award: James McVeigh, Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Jimmy McWilliams, Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Jimmy McWilliams, Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Eric Smith, Rappahannock County Sheriff s Office Thomas Eagan, Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center Then on February 6 th, twenty-one men and women began their law enforcement career. There were nineteen fulltime recruits and two came through as option students. The agencies represented for L.E. #131 were Culpeper County Sheriff s Office, Fauquier County Sheriff s Office, Frederick County Sheriff s Office, Rappahannock County Sheriff s Office, Shenandoah County Sheriff s Office, Warren County Sheriff s Office, Winchester Police Department, and seven Pre-employment students. As an individual, you think you have a pretty good idea on the overall makeup of the class but you really don t know until you receive feedback from others. The two things that I heard over and over from the instructors were how mature they were and how hard they worked. I m not sure if there are better qualities to ask for from a group of recruits. L.E. #131 graduated at the North Warren Fire Department on June 19Lt. th. Debbie They Shepherd were so teaches impressed CPR skills by the to leadership of Detective Clif Barlow of the Winchester Police Department that they asked him to speak at their graduation. The class speaker was Deputy Jesse Henry who was also their class leader. The award winners were: Academic Award: Skills Award: Overall Achievement Award: Physical Fitness Award: Sergeant Timbrook Award: Oliver Brugoto, Culpeper County Sheriff s Office Jared Martin, Pre-employment Program Joseph Romano, Pre-employment Program Cody Mead, Pre-employment Program Chris Meyer, Fauquier County Sheriff s Office L. E. Officer Basic #131 Continued on Pg. 15
15 Page 15 L. E. Officer Basic #131 Continued from Pg. 14 The students of L. E. #131 were: Mala Bansal Oliver Brugoto Scott Bultrowicz Geoffrey Butler William Comstock Logan Eiland Jesse Henry Chris Lambert Earl Lewis Tyler Lloyd John Lynch Jared Martin Cody Mead Christopher Meyer Heather Omps Samuel Payne Robert Powles Joseph Romano Joseph Shoremount Katlynn Slonaker Austin Stump Pre-employment Program Culpeper County Sheriff s Office Winchester Police Department Fauquier County Sheriff s Office Frederick County Sheriff s Office Winchester Police Department Warren County Sheriff s Office Rappahannock County Sheriff s Office Fauquier County Sheriff s Office Pre-employment Program Shenandoah County Sheriff s Office Pre-employment Program Pre-employment Program Fauquier County Sheriff s Office Warren County Sheriff s Office Pre-employment Program Culpeper County Sheriff s Office Pre-employment Program Frederick County Sheriff s Office Winchester Police Department Pre-employment Program
16 Page 16 Middletown Graduates Three More Classes Continued from Pg. 15 And that takes us up to the latest graduation which was the second wave of the RSWRJ recruits, J.B. #173. Their class started on April 21 st and they graduated on June 25 th. Needless to say, having forty recruits has its challenges, both for the staff and the students. But we all understood the need to open the new jail and everyone, including instructors, stepped up to the challenge. Once the class completed firearms and defensive tactics, they seemed to really gel and got to know one another and they then hit on all cylinders. Our weight room was not intended to support that many students but they adjusted and worked hard with what they had. At the end of the session, we noticed that nearly everyone either got stronger, lost weight, or ran faster during the 1 ½ mile run. At graduation, Lieutenant Gerald J.R. Rounds was the guest speaker LE Basic and #107 Officer Jeffrey Gray was the class speaker. The students were: Ricky Armentrout Anthony Artone Jordan Athey Charles Baker Aaron Buracker James Campbell Ashley Crabill Scott Crabill Jonathan DuPree Andrew Eaton Gerson Flores Robert Fogle Curtis Foltz Joshua Foster Andrew Goss Galen Gray Jeffrey Gray Jeremy Green Scott Hamman Aaron Helsley Dusty Hottinger Jacob Huffstickler Dianne Kenney Donald Lawson Todd Leitzel Tommy Longerbeam Christopher Madera Brittney Musterman Michael Novak Shelly Oravec Jared Pence Brandan Potter Patrick Ratigan Thomas Roles Donald Shade Heather Silke Colin Springer Samuel Stocker Levi Troxell Stephen Wise The award winners were: Academic Award: Skills Award: Overall Achievement Award: Ladies Fitness Award: Men s Fitness Award: Sergeant Timbrook Award: Jacob Huffstickler (Perfect 100 percent) Todd Leitzel Todd Leitzel Brittney Musterman Todd Leitzel Stephen Wise Jail Officer Basic #173 Continued on Pg. 17
17 Page 17 Jail Officer Basic #173 Continued from Pg. 16 On behalf of the Middletown Staff, I d like to thank all the agencies that stepped up and made these classes happen. Without your help, the new RSWRJ would not be a reality. I d also like to thank all the recruits for your hard work and patience as we graduated 99 people before summer arrived!