Virginia State Police welcomes 52 new troopers to the ranks

virginia state policeThe 127th generation of Virginia State Troopers was welcomed into the ranks Friday, with 52 new troopers presented their diplomas during commencement exercises at the State Police Training Academy in North Chesterfield County.

The new troopers have received more than 1,300 hours of classroom and field instruction in more than 100 different subjects, including defensive tactics, crime scene investigation, ethics and leadership, survival Spanish, police professionalism, firearms, judicial procedures, officer survival, cultural diversity and crisis management.

The troopers began their 29 weeks of academic, physical and practical training at the Academy Oct. 25, 2017.

The graduates are from every corner of the Commonwealth, as well as Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Upon graduation, the new troopers will report to their individual duty assignments across Virginia beginning May 14, for their final phase of training.

Each trooper will spend an additional six weeks paired up with a Field Training Officer learning his or her new patrol area.


Name Hometown VSP Duty Assignment
Zachary L. Baldwin Fredericksburg Shenandoah
Jensen Adam Baysah Virginia Beach Portsmouth/Suffolk/Chesapeake
Austin Blake Benfield Cedar Bluff New Kent
Ryan Jacob Bierschenk Virginia Beach Springfield
Zachary Scott Blevins Lexington Prince George
Drew Alexander Bragg Oceana, West Virginia Prince William
Clinton Gibson Brockwell Lawrenceville Northampton
Cornell Ernesto Brown Port Lucie, Florida Springfield
Jacob Randel Burgett Fredericksburg Caroline
Romaine Anthony Butler Poughkeepsie, New York Dulles Greenway
Jacob Daniel Capra Fredericksburg Prince William
Cody Jay Carr-Olschewski Bordentown, New Jersey Hanover/Henrico
Micheal Perry Cooper Lynchburg Albemarle
Jordan Storm Corvin Wytheville Springfield
Michael John Dalton Mahopac, New York Arlington
Justin Leslie Dotson Grundy Henrico
Navarre Kamron Fortune Pennsauken, New Jersey Fairfax
Joseph Matthew Fox, II Newport News Fairfax
Justin Wayne Garvie Clarksburg, Massachusetts New Kent
Dylan M. Goddard Callao Matthews
Steven Tyler Golden Dublin Warren
Jonathan Roger Hankins Richlands Fairfax
Cody Benjamin Howlett Williamsburg Fairfax
Cody Allen Hubbard Oakwood Warren
Brian Alexander Javins Covington  Botetourt
Donovan Darnell Johnson Spotsylvania Springfield
Gus Lee Lolos, Jr. Virginia Beach Portsmouth/Suffolk/Chesapeake
Norman Vincent Lovell Owings Mills, Maryland Prince George
Steven Franklin Martin North Chesterfield Hanover/Henrico
Paul Alberto Mendoza Paterson, New Jersey Prince William
Thomas William Moade, Jr. Deruyter, New York Frederick
Randi Breanne Mullins Lerona, West Virginia Greensville
Cory Dalton Neiderer Centre Hall, Pennsylvania Hanover/Henrico
Dale Lee Nelson, II Bellevue, Pennsylvania Henrico
Mateusz Kamil Nieradka Williamsburg York
Kyle Joseph Page East Northport, New York Prince William
Dustin Curtis Randall McGraw, New York Albemarle
Robert Eugene Reynolds Draper Brunswick
Julie Clarke Rose Richmond Caroline
Joshua Steven Rowland Lynchburg Arlington
Laralyn Paige Rutledge Bumpass Hanover/Henrico
Ryan Nathaniel Smith Virginia Beach York
Walter Leon Smith Dumfries Prince William
Peyton Bryce Stevens Rosedale Botetourt
Allen Tyler Stuart Ivanhoe Henrico
Joseph Matthew Tucker Sussex, New Jersey New Kent
Jonathan D. Vaus Charlottesville Prince William
Christopher T. Viars Max Meadows Botetourt
Samantha Kay Wendell Colonial Beach King George
Nathan Ray Winslow Suffolk Brunswick
James Michael Wittusen Bealeton Northampton
John Mark Wyatt, II Waverly Henrico

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