From left -- Lieutenant Thomas Taylor, Officer Rachel Rohr, Chief James Morris and Captain Daniel Janickey.
Vienna On Oct. 28, Officer Rachel E. Rohr graduated from the 67th Session of the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy. The graduation ceremony was held at the Grace Covenant Church. Her 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 more than 920 hours of instruction. The curriculum includes, but is not limited to, 320 hours of academic studies including crisis intervention, assisting individuals with mental illness, de-escalation techniques and first aid training; 94 hours of firearms training; 84 hours of emergency vehicle operation; 110 hours of physical training and 130 hours of defensive tactics training. For the next twelve weeks Officer Rohr will be assigned a Field Training Instructor (FTI). During those twelve weeks the FTI will observe and guide Officer Rohr’s performance in the areas of officer safety, traffic enforcement, interaction with citizens, report writing, investigation of vehicle crashes and many other aspects of her law enforcement duties. Officer Rohr is working towards an associate degree, with intentions of getting a bachelor’s degree. She enjoys physical fitness and exercise. Due to her local Vienna roots, she is an avid fan of Washington sports teams including the Nationals, Capitals and Redskins.