Two New Leesburg Police Officers Graduate the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy’s Basic Law Enforcement School
(Pictured L-R: Captain Jaime Sanford, Officer Justin Dudley, Captain David Smith, Chief Gregory Brown, Lieutenant Bob Thompson, Officer Lacey Weible, Sergeant Kevin Zodrow)
Leesburg, VA – This past Friday, two new Leesburg Police Officers graduated from the 145th 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 Justin Dudley and Lacey Weible 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.
“I am extremely excited to welcome Officer Dudley and Officer Weible to the LPD family and congratulate them on their successful completion and graduation of the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. They are both joining the ranks of a great team of law enforcement professionals and I know they are eager to begin serving the community,” said Leesburg Chief of Police Gregory Brown.
The graduation ceremony was held at Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg. 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, George Mason University Police Department, Leesburg Police Department, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, City of Manassas Police Department, Manassas Park 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 145 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!