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The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office announced that Chief Deputy, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen “Chad” Brubaker received the Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Certification designation at their annual conference held in Roanoke on Thursday.
VSI in collaboration with the Virginia Sheriff’s Association, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Virginia Center for Policing designed the certification program to promote, recognize, and elevate the continued professional development of sheriffs and deputies in the state.
Lieutenant Colonel Brubaker far surpassed the minimum levels of certification following a long, voluntary process after demonstrating progressive education, training, and advanced professional development combined with years of practical experience.
Brubaker has proudly served over 20 years and is an experienced K9 handler, training academy instructor, and graduate of the FBI’s National Academy.
His certification not only recognizes his commitment to lifelong learning but all of Fauquier County’s advancement in public safety.
The Virginia Sheriffs Institute awarded 66 scholarships this year with a total of $65,000.
The recipients chosen are pursuing degrees in criminal justice at a Virginia college.
Frederick County Sheriff Lenny Millholand will have the honor of distributing three of those scholarships to local students.
James Wood Senior Corrine Smith, Shenandoah University’s Elyssa McCafferty and Lord Fairfax Community College’s Sonya Puryear will all receive $1000 to put towards their education.
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