(Oct. 10, 2013) – Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office were recognized October 8 for the agency’s participation in the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Initiative.
The Virginia Values Veterans Initiative helps Virginiaâs employers re-capitalize their workforce by recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining Veterans, and members of the National Guard and Reservists.
“The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office values the service these men and women have provided to our county,” said Sheriff Chapman. “We want them to know they are welcomed at the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and are encouraged to apply with the agency for sworn and civilian positions.”
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office received a Bronze and Silver Certification, recognizing the agency’s Vet Readiness Certification Level for hiring. Accepting the certifications were Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman, Sgt. George Cumberledge, the agency’s Employment Services Section supervisor, Deputy Samantha Harwood and Deputy Alonzo Perry.
Deputy Harwood currently works in patrol and serves as a Field Training Officer. She is also a member of the Loudoun County Bomb Squad. Prior to joining the agency in 2006, Deputy Harwood served six years active duty with the US Air Force and continues to actively serve in the USAF reserves. She served a combat tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Deputy Alonzo Perry currently works in patrol. Prior to joining the agency in 2010, Deputy Perry served in the US Army and retired after twenty years. He served combat tours in Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Iraq.
In 2013, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office hired 12 veterans.