DeRuyter resident joins Virginia State Police ranks

DeRuyter resident joins Virginia State Police ranks

This week, 52 new Virginia State Police troopers reported to their respective Division Headquarters to begin the final phase of their training. The 127th Basic Session celebrated its graduation Friday (May 11, 2018), at the state police Academy in North Chesterfield County. Upon receiving their diplomas, the new troopers finished a rigorous 29-week training session. They received instruction in more than 100 different subjects spanning hundreds of hours. Academy training includes such areas as crime scene investigation, survival Spanish, judicial procedures, self- defense, cultural diversity and firearms.

The desire to serve and protect people is what drew Trooper Thomas J. Moade, Jr., 23, of DeRuyter, to a career with Virginia State Police. On Monday, he began his new assignment in the Culpeper Division and will spend the next six weeks with a field training officer learning his new patrol areas and day-to-day duties. His first duty post covers Frederick County.

As the need for highly-skilled and capable law enforcement officers increases, the Department continues to seek qualified applicants for the positions of trooper and commercial vehicle enforcement officer. All interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police Recruitment Office. More information can be found by visiting the department’s website vsp.virginia.gov.

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