New Kent deputies finish academy with top honors

Deputy McNew received the highest grade in the class on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Law Enforcement Officer Certification Test.

Deputy McNew received the highest grade in the class on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Law Enforcement Officer Certification Test.

New Kent Deputies Ethan Townsend and Dylan McNew graduated from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Academy on December 5. They recently attended Law Enforcement Basic #16-01 for the required 23 weeks along with candidates from the Hanover and King William Sheriff’s Offices.

Deputy Townsend was presented two very prestigious awards during the graduation ceremony – the Top Skills Award and the Top Overall Award. Deputy McNew received the highest grade in the class on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Law Enforcement Officer Certification Test.

Deputy Townsend was presented two very prestigious awards during the graduation ceremony – the Top Skills Award and the Top Overall Award.

Deputy Townsend was presented two very prestigious awards during the graduation ceremony – the Top Skills Award and the Top Overall Award.

Congratulations Deputies Townsend and McNew. We are very proud of these two young men and welcome them to the New Kent Sheriff’s Office as members of the Patrol Section. They will be completing their field training phase over the next few months before being released to full duty.

Sheriff McLaughlin and the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office would like to express its sincerest appreciation to Sheriff David Hines, his staff, the academy training staff and all of the members of the Hanover Sheriff’s Office for allowing Deputies Townsend and McNew to attend the Hanover Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Academy.

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