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Congratulations to the Graduates

136th Session

Virginia State Police Academy

News Release No. 14

For Immediate Release: August 11, 2022




RICHMOND – On Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, the Commonwealth will graduate its 136th generation of Virginia State Troopers. The 18 new troopers will be presented their diplomas during commencement exercises at 10 a.m. at the State Police Training Academy located at 7700 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County.


“The 136th has completed one of the toughest law enforcement academies in the country and are now joining a long line of distinguished troopers,” said Colonel Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “2022 marks the 90th anniversary of the Virginia State Police and these new troopers will forever be part of our valued history. We are proud to have them as part of the Virginia State Police family.”


The new troopers have 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 members of the 136th Basic Session began their 28 weeks of academic, physical and practical training at the Academy Jan. 26, 2022.


The soon-to-be graduates of the 136th Basic Session are from every corner of the Commonwealth, as well as California, Iowa, Maryland, New Hampshire and Washington.


Upon graduation, the new troopers will report to their individual duty assignments. For their final phase of training, each trooper will spend an additional six weeks paired up with a Field Training Officer learning his or her new patrol area.






Name - Hometown - Assignment

Gilmar Raymund Bulado Alcasid - Lakewood, California  - Portsmouth/Suffolk/Chesapeake           

Usman Asif - Leesburg - Fairfax

Emily Marie Ball - Meriden, New Hampshire - Prince William

Cornelius Clyde Boykins, Jr. - Williamsburg - Prince William

Jarrad Jeffrey Byrd - Gate City - Prince William

Patrick Arthur Cantrell - Pound - Botetourt

Jason B. Chatman, Jr. - Richmond - Henrico

Morgan Bethany Douglas - Chesterfield - Dinwiddie

Coltin Allen King - Fort Chiswell - Fluvanna

Clayton Ander Linville - Richmond - Hanover/Henrico

Noah Aaron Maxfield - Castlewood - Rockbridge

Andrew Ray Murley - Sac City, Iowa - Rockingham

Jimmy Williams Nguyen - Frederick, Maryland - Fairfax

Joshua Michael Nowacki - Fredericksburg - Stafford

Bryan Baxter Pitts - Puyallup, Washington - Hampton/Newport News

Justin Lee Ramey - Sperryville - Rockingham

Nicholas Ryan Thompson - Chesapeake - Hampton/Newport News

Roosevelt Westbrook - Norfolk - Norfolk/Virginia Beach          


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136th Basic Session Motto: Protect and serve until the end, 136 shall defend.