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Six of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office’s newest recruits graduated from the Hanover County Criminal Justice Academy at a ceremony held last week. Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff, delivered an address to the graduates, as well as presented them with their certificates and awards. Five of the graduates will enter into their final phase of their training as patrol deputies where they will spend at least 12 weeks with a field training officer. One graduate will receive additional training as a court services deputy.

In addition to the Hanover graduates, one recruit from the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Justice Academy.

Over the past 22 weeks, each graduate successfully completed over 820 hours of instruction. In addition, the recruits were tested on over 1300 training objectives established by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

Anyone interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is encouraged to contact them at (804) 365-6110 or visit them online at