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Hanover, VA – Today, June 16, 2023, 13 of the Sheriff’s Office’s newest recruits graduated from the Hanover County Criminal Justice Academy at a ceremony held at Life Church in Mechanicsville.

Colonel David R. Hines delivered an address, as well as presented them with their certificates and awards. All of the graduates will enter into their final phase of their training as patrol deputies where they will spend at least 15 weeks with a field training officer.

In addition to the 13 Hanover graduates, one recruit from the Ashland Police Department 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-HCSO or visit our website at