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Officers Gain Training in Criminal Justice

On Oct. 19, Officer Bradley "Brad" A. Reedy and Officer Marcos F. Herrera graduated from the 60th Session of the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy. The graduation ceremony was held at George Mason University’s Harris Theater. Their graduation marks the culmination of a six-month training session in which newly hired police recruits receive training in all aspects of police procedures. The six-month basic recruit session is a non-residential training program consisting of over 920 hours of instruction. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, 320 hours of academic studies, 94 hours of firearms training, 84 hours of emergency vehicle operation, 110 hours of physical training and 130 hours of defensive tactics training.

Upon completion of their training, at the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy, Officers Reedy and Herrera will be assigned a Field Training Instructor (FTI) for the next ten weeks. During those ten weeks the FTI will observe and

guide the new officer’s performance in the areas of officer safety, traffic enforcement, interaction with citizens, report writing, investigation of vehicle crashes and many other aspects of their law enforcement duties.

Reedy is a graduate of The Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he received a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Herrera is a graduate of the George Mason University where he received a degree in Criminal Justice.