Four New Leesburg Police Officers Graduate the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement School
Leesburg, VA (December 19, 2022) – Today, four new Leesburg Police Officers graduated from the 147th Session of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy’s (NVCJTA) Basic Law Enforcement School. The NVCJTA, which is a nationally accredited law enforcement training academy, provides basic training for police officers and deputy sheriffs in compliance with the standards required by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). Officers Zachary Depoy, Chloe Kopnik, Kevin Orellana, and Jacobus Schoeman successfully completed more than 700 hours of basic law enforcement training during the 20-week program, which covers a multitude of topics through a combination of lecture and practical exercises. Additionally, Officer Zachary Depoy received the Excellence in Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Award.
“I congratulate our newest team members, Officers Depoy, Kopnik, Orellana, and Schoeman, on completing their law enforcement training at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. I am confident they will continue in the department’s tradition of providing exceptional community service to our residents, businesses, and visitors,” said Leesburg Interim Chief of Police Vanessa Grigsby. “Please welcome them when you see them out in the community.”
The graduation ceremony, which was held at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, marked the largest graduating class since the academy’s inception. Participating agencies of the NVCJTA include Arlington County Police Department, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office, City of Alexandria Police Department, City of Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, Fairfax City Police Department, Falls Church Police Department, Falls Church Sheriff’s Office, George Mason University Police Department, Leesburg Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, City of Manassas Police Department, Manassas Park Police Department, Middleburg Police Department, Metro Transit Police Department, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police, Northern Virginia Community College Police Department, and the Town of Purcellville Police Department. On behalf of the men and women of Leesburg Police, congratulations to all of the Session 147 graduates!
Our new officers will now be placed in a structured 12-week field training program with seasoned field training officers. Upon successful completion of the field training program, they will each be certified for solo patrol. Please welcome our newest officers as you see them around town!