New troopers graduate

The Virginia State Police today will graduate the largest class of new troopers in the agency’s history today, including two troopers – Jamell Reykeem Johnson and Fernando Moro Nunes – from Henrico County and two others – Ryan Andrew Madigan and David John Meehan – who will be assigned to duty in Henrico.

The graduation ceremony for members of the agency's 117th basic session is being held at Meadow Event Park at Doswell in Caroline County.

Members of the academy started a 36-week training session June 27, 2011. In the past eight months, the new troopers have received 1,800 hours of classroom and field instruction encompassing more than 100 different subjects. The 117th is the first class to receive 16 hours of intermediate criminal investigation training. Additional subjects included judicial procedures, juvenile and traffic law, firearms, self-defense, crowd control and first-aid, to name a few.

The final phase of training begins Monday, March 5, when the new troopers report for their first duty assignments. For a minimum of six weeks, every member of the 117th is partnered with a field training officer (FTO) in order to learn his or her new patrol area and day-to-day duties.

Members of the class have more than 62 years of law enforcement and corrections experience, as well 124 years of prior military service.

The agency is seeking applicants for the position of trooper; those interested should call 1-866-877-2329 or visit http://www.vsp.virginia.gov.
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