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hanover-patchSixteen recruits recently graduated from the Hanover County Criminal Justice Academy at a ceremony held at Life Church in Mechanicsville.

Colonel David R. Hines, sheriff, delivered an address to the graduates, as well as presented them with their certificates and awards. Eight 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. The eight remaining graduates will receive additional training as court services deputies.

In addition to the Hanover graduates, two recruits from the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office and one from the King William County Sheriff’s Office also 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 us at (804) 365-6110, or visit us online at