The Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office recently held its graduation ceremony for Basic Deputy Training School recruits. The training academy lasts 16 weeks. This was the 8th session. Chesapeake City Councilman Robert Ike delivered the keynote address. Sheriff Jim O’Sullivan presented the recruits with their graduation certificates and badges. A circuit court clerk swore in all nine new deputies before loved ones pinned their badges onto their uniforms for the first time.