18 New Police Officers; 15 New Sheriff’s Deputies

City of Alexandria Police Department and Sheriff’s Office announce the graduation of 18 police officers and 15 sheriff’s deputies from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on Friday, June 16, 2023. The graduation took place at the Cornerstone Chapel in Leesburg, Va.

Multiple outstanding recruits graduated with honors.

APD Officer Michael Mattern earned the distinguished honor of receiving the Director’s Award for Academic Excellence for the highest overall score in the law enforcement academy. Ofc. Mattern also was the overall top performer in the firearms portion, shooting 100% in all three qualification courses. 

ASO Deputy Derek Mainville earned the Director’s Award for Academic Excellence for the highest overall score of the combined deputy and law enforcement school. Deputy Mainville also tied for second in Excellence in Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Award and third in the male physical fitness category. 

APD Officer Kurt Wiegand earned top honors for finishing first in physical fitness among men and performing over 300 straight push-ups, setting a new record for the academy. 

Welcome: Ofc. Adam Aguirre, Ofc. Alex Anderson, Ofc. Alexander Burgos, Ofc. Jackson Hill, Ofc. Cory Ingram, Ofc. Joshua Jackson, Ofc. Dayja Jenkins, Ofc. Jose Lopez-Martinez, Ofc. Ryan Maher, Ofc. Michael Mattern, Ofc. Quincey Nelson, Ofc. Matthew Poe, Ofc. Ahmad Rahim, Ofc. Liam M. Reilly, Ofc. Jonah Ridgeway, Ofc. Jonathan Tyler, Ofc. Kristina Wheeler, Ofc. Kurt Wiegand, Deputy Anwar Bowman, Deputy Erica Eugene, Deputy Japaulus Hall, Deputy Gambo Ibrahim, Deputy Ehsan Khan, Deputy Derek Mainville, Deputy Jacqueline Perez-Carrillo, Deputy Shandra Redfearn, Deputy Corey Reiner, Deputy Ashonti Rice, Deputy Marc Rosario, Deputy Daniyal Sran, Deputy Gregory Stillman II, Deputy Joshua Storella, and Deputy Jessica Tarius. 

The cohort completed 20 weeks of training, including emergency vehicle operations, firearms training, defensive and control tactics, crash investigation, de-escalation techniques, basic legal training, and other areas of study. Deputies also completed additional training in jail operations, courthouse security, and civil process.