A Henry County resident was among the 40 new Virginia State Police (VSP) Troopers to officially graduate during the 134th Basic Session, trainees’ 27-week tenure at the VSP Academy.
Trooper Zane M. Forbes, 26, of Henry County, has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Virginia Tech and is a United States Army Veteran. He will begin his career with VSP in Prince William County.
The new graduates received instruction in more than 100 different subjects spanning hundreds of hours. Academy training includes such areas as crime scene investigation, survival Spanish, judicial procedures, self- defense, cultural diversity and firearms.
Forbes and other new troopers will report to their individual duty assignments this week. For their final phase of training, each will spend an additional six weeks paired up with a Field Training Officer learning his or her new patrol area.
As the need for highly-skilled and capable law enforcement officers increases, the agency continues to seek qualified applicants for the positions of trooper. All interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police Recruitment Office at www.vatrooper.com.