Prince William graduates 29 new police officers

The 47th session of the Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement concluded on Friday, December 18, 2020 in a ceremony altered due to the pandemic at Police Association Hall in Manassas. This class consisted of 29 Prince William County police officers.

The 29 men and women completed a 24-week training course in all aspects of policing, including firearms instruction, decision-making in the use of force, driver training, legal training, patrol techniques, criminal investigation and accident investigation.

The starting salary of Prince William’s police officers is about $53,000 per year.

Shadrack K Arko is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He is fluent in Twi.
Officer Arko is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Moira M. Balcazar-Aguilera is a graduate of Annandale High School in Virginia. She is fluent in Spanish. Officer Balcazar-Aguilera is assigned to a work patrol in central Prince William County.

Thomas G Barnes is enrolled at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with a major in criminology. He also serves in the US Army Reserves and has a family who retired from law enforcement. Officer Barnes is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

William E Benenson is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn. with a bachelor’s degree in government. He is enrolled at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and is pursuing a master’s degree in global security studies. Officer Benenson is assigned to a work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Deisha A. Carter is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, sociology and criminal justice. She is fluent in Spanish and has a family who retired from law enforcement. Officer Carter is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

Kevin A Darling is a graduate of Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology – Crime, Law and Society. He has a family who have retired from law enforcement. Officer Darling is assigned to a work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Michael R Dougherty is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, with a bachelor’s degree in history. He was previously a police officer with the West Valley City Police in West Valley, Utah and serves in the Army National Guard. Officer Dougherty is assigned to a work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Christopher R Glaser graduated from the University of Florida at Gainesville with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a minor in sports management. He served in the US Army, attaining the rank of Specialist, and was an Army Medic and EMT-B. Officer Glaser is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Delone AM Hannah is enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge and is pursuing an associate degree in business administration/application programming. Before joining the academy, he served as a police cadet with the Prince William County Police Department. Officer Hannah is assigned to a work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Matthew E Harkin is a graduate of Grant Community High School in Fox Lake, Illinois. Prior to joining the department, he served in the US Army, achieving the rank of Specialist and serving in the Illinois National Guard. Officer Harkin is assigned to a work patrol in central Prince William County.

Courtney M. Houpt is a graduate of Cumberland Valley Christian School in Chambersburg, Penn. She was also the class president of the 47th session. Officer Houpt is assigned to a work patrol in central Prince William County.

Briana L Huber is a graduate of East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in forensic science. Officer B. Huber is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Michael C Huber is a graduate of Barnegat High School in New Jersey. He served in the US Marine Corps before joining the Department and attaining the rank of sergeant. Officer M. Huber is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Joseph T. Incheck is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and psychology. Officer Incheck is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Evan T Johnson is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Officer Johnson is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

Josephine C Lyon is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in criminology, law and society. Officer Lyon is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Nathaniel J. Mazzini graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia with bachelor’s degrees in social work, conflict analysis and Spanish. Officer Mazzini is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Scott V McBride is a graduate of Sachem North High School in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. His family has withdrawn from law enforcement. Officer McBride is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

Kate L McCarthy is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Her family has withdrawn from law enforcement. Officer McCarthy is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

Francisco X McDonough is a graduate of Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics. He was also the class leader of the 47th session. Officer McDonough is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

Destin R McKinzy is a graduate of Gar-Field High School in Woodbridge, Virginia. Before joining the department, he served in the US Army and achieved the rank of specialist. He has family in law enforcement. Officer McKinzy is assigned to a work patrol in central Prince William County.

Maziar Nurizadeh is a graduate of Azad University of Bandar Abbas in Iran with a master’s degree in environmental sciences. He also graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in Manassas with an associate degree in information technology cybersecurity and is enrolled at George Mason University in Fairfax, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information technology. He is fluent in Farsi. Officer Nourizadeh is assigned to a work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Adrian Pen?a is enrolled at the University of Phoenix, Arizona, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He served in the US Marine Corps, where he achieved the rank of sergeant, and previously served in the Central Intelligence Agency Police Department before joining the Prince William County Police Department. He also served as Vice President of the 47th Session Class. Officer Pen?a is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Danilo G. Rosa is a graduate of Brockton High School in Massachusetts. He served in the US Marine Corps and attained the rank of corporal. He is fluent in Cape Verdean Criolo and Portuguese. Officer Rosa is assigned to a work patrol in central Prince William County.

Jacob S Simrell is a graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, with a bachelor’s degree in theology and apologetics. Officer Simrell is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

Anthony M Spinosa is a graduate of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. Officer A. Spinosa is assigned to a work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Matthew S Spinosa is a graduate of the Air Force Community College in Montgomery, Alabama, with an associate degree in criminal justice. He served in the US Air Force (security forces) and achieved the rank of senior airman before joining the department. Officer M. Spinosa is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Robert M. Theimmer graduated from Bridgewater College in Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. His family has withdrawn from law enforcement. Officer Theimer is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

Kyle T Woolf graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in sociology. His family has withdrawn from law enforcement. Officer Woolf is assigned to a work patrol in western Prince William County.

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