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Virginia Sheriffs’ Association
The Voice of Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies
From the left-Western Virginia Regional Jail Superintendent Bobby Russell, Deputy Tyler Tate and Roanoke County Sheriff Eric Orange.

The Roanoke County Criminal Justice Academy conducted a graduation ceremony on October 27 for the graduates of the Basic Jail Certification Session #43. After many weeks of grueling work and classroom instruction, members of the Western Virginia Regional Jail the Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office met the qualifications to be certified in corrections, court security, and civil process service. During this time, the students competed with each other to obtain honors in three areas. Sheriff Orange was very pleased to learn that Roanoke County Deputy Tyler Tate received all three honors: Academic Excellence, Top Gun and Law Fit Gold, which he scored in excess of the minimum score for the Gold Standard. Tyler already has plans to become an active member of the sheriff’s office by being involved in many of our upcoming community events during the holiday season.