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Bucks resident one of newest class of Virginia State Troopers


Caleb W. Hand, 27 of Sellersville, has become one of Virginia State Police’s newest State Troopers.

Graduation took place Feb. 23, at Virgina State Police Headquarters in North Chesterfield. Hand is a graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Biblical Studies.

Hand, along with his fellow graduates, received more than 1,300 hours of classroom and field instruction in more than 100 different subjects, including de-escalation techniques, strategies to assist people in mental health crisis, ethics and leadership, fair and impartial policing, constitutional law, emergency medical trauma care, and public and community relations.

The 140th Basic Session began its 28 weeks of classroom, practical, and physical training on July 26, 2023. Hand’s first duty assignment, in Rockbridge County, began the week of March 4.

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