Fairfax Sheriff’s Deputies Graduate from Academy

Deputy Sheriff H. Kim - elected class presidentEleven new deputy sheriffs, along with 27 police officers, graduated the 57th session of the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy. The ceremony was held at the Madeira School in McLean, Virginia, on March 25, 2011.

Courtney Lynch, a former Marine Corps captain and best-selling author of Leading from the Front provided the keynote address. Lynch is co-founder of Lead Star, a consulting firm that provides practical, relevant and inspiring ways to grow leaders. Some of their clients include Wal-Mart, Dell, FedEx, Cisco Systems and Charles Schwab.

"Your leadership skills will determine success or failure on the streets," said Lynch. "True leadership is your ability to influence outcomes and to inspire others."

Deputy Sheriff Hyung Kim (pictured) was elected class president and Deputy Sheriff Sherry Corder was elected class treasurer by their peers. Kim spoke to the gathering of law enforcement officers and their families about the demands of the job and the respect that comes with it. "Let us always remember that rule number one is officer safety," said Kim. "Every day we will be called upon to be courageous to protect our community."

The six-month basic recruit session covered every phase of law enforcement principles and procedures, and upon graduation each recruit is a certified law enforcement officer. Each deputy sheriff receives additional certification in jail operations, court security and civil process. The Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy is the training center for the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office, Fairfax County Police Department, and the towns of Herndon and Vienna police departments. In addition, the academy provides training for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department fire marshals.

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for deputy sheriff and lateral transfer positions. The Sheriff’s Office offers a wide variety of exciting career and volunteer opportunities in the field of criminal justice. For more information or to apply, please contact 2nd Lieutenant Jason Brown at 703-246-3262 or e-mail him at shf-applicants@fairfaxcounty.gov.

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