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Posted on: November 9, 2017

The Virginia Forensic Science Academy Completes 93rd Session

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November 9, 2017

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The Virginia Forensic Science Academy Completes       
93rd Session with Local Law Enforcement Graduates

Loudoun County, VA –
Crime Scene Investigator Matthew Devaney is the latest member of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to graduate from the Commonwealth of Virginia Forensic Science Academy.

Master Deputy Matthew Devaney joined the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in 2001 as a patrol deputy. He became a member of the agency’s Crime Scene Investigations Unit in 2009.  He is the eleventh member of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to graduate from the academy. 

The Academy is an intense 9-week school of crime scene technology and has a waiting list of one to three years. Conducted by the Department of Forensic Science, the Academy has as its objective the advanced training of qualified crime scene search officers. Law enforcement personnel learn to properly recognize, document, collect and preserve items of physical evidence found at crime scenes for laboratory examination. 

The exclusive and nationally recognized school is open to all Virginia Law Enforcement Officers. This sessions graduating class saw only 12 graduates.   
The graduation exercises for the 93rd session of the Commonwealth of Virginia Forensic Science Academy were held today. 

Current members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office who have graduated from the academy include: Master Deputy Kerry Brendel, Master Deputy Robert Bruns and Deputy First Class Ethan Martin. 
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