September 20, 2011 — Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II will address 23 local and state law enforcement supervisors from across Virginia during their graduation from the National Criminal Justice Command College on Sept. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Old House Chamber at the State Capitol. The ceremony is free and open to the public.
The NCJCC is a partnership between the University of Virginia's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Virginia State Police. This is the sixth graduating class.
"This year's class unanimously selected Cuccinelli to be their graduation speaker, because he has been such a supporter of law enforcement," said Cindy Orshek, director of U.Va.'s Center for Executive Development, who oversees the NCJCC.
"I'm honored to join the graduates from the National Criminal Justice Command College," Cuccinelli said. "These brave men and women have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving the commonwealth. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty by furthering their criminal justice education to make Virginia an even safer place for us to live."
Unique to Virginia, the NCJCC offers an integrated, wide-ranging policing curriculum spanning forensic science, legal issues and the law, leadership, management issues, collaboration and negotiation. Designed for mid- to upper-level criminal justice professionals in the public or private sector, classes are taught by U.Va. faculty members, senior law enforcement officials and leading experts from around the country.
Graduates earn 15 hours of college credit from U.Va.
"I encourage criminal justice professionals to apply to this unique program, and applaud U.Va.'s School of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Virginia State Police for their collaborative spirit and dedication to continued education for law enforcement professionals," Cuccinelli said.
The 10-week program began in July, and this year's class includes officers and supervisors from the police departments of Charlottesville, Colonial Heights, Lynchburg, Roanoke and the University of Virginia; the Albemarle County, Shenandoah County and Virginia Beach sheriff's offices; the Division of Capitol Police and the Virginia State Police.
The NCJCC is accepting applications for next year's class. Additional information is available here.