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Posted on: April 25, 2019

Three from LCSO Recognized at VSI Certification Program

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Loudoun County, VA- Three members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office were recognized today at the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) Certification Program. 

The VSI Certification Program recognizes those Virginia sheriffs and deputies who continue individual professional development and a commitment to excellence, life-long learning, and advancement of public safety as a profession. 

Recognized from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) was Captain Tom Gilligan, Sgt. Milton Castelle and Master Deputy Rick Garis.

 “This program exemplifies the professionalism of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and our staff and is a testament to our leadership’s expectation for their professional service,” said Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman.

The new graduates join Sheriff Mike Chapman, Lt. Col. Mark Poland, Major Jeff Ebersole (Retired), Major Chris Hines, Sgt. Raymond Gessner, Captain Chris Sawyer, and Investigator Ron Beach, who were part of the inaugural class of the VSI Certification Program in 2018.

Each recipient of the certificate met specific requirements to include years of service, education, hours of training (career development) and professional development, to include instruction of public safety training. 

The VSI Certification Program was developed by the Virginia Sheriffs’ Institute (VSI) in cooperation with the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association (VSA), the Performance Management Group at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI).


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