PARSIPPANY — This week 49 new Virginia State Police troopers will report to their respective Division Headquarters to begin the final phase of their training. The 125th Basic Session celebrated their graduation Friday, March 10, at the state police Academy in North Chesterfield County.
Upon receiving their diplomas, the new troopers finished a rigorous 29-week training session. They 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.
Trooper Toren R. Horvath, 30, began his new assignment and will spend the next six weeks with a field training officer learning their new patrol areas and day-to-day duties.
A native of Lake Hiawatha and a 2004 graduate of Parsippany High School, Trooper Horvath also graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Justice Studies. He sought a career with the Virginia State Police “to fulfill a lifelong dream with one of the best agencies in the country.”
Prior to becoming a trooper, he served two years with the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice. He will report for duty in Dulles, Va. primarily working the Dulles Greenway.
As the need for highly-skilled and capable law enforcement officers increases, the Department continues to seek qualified applicants for the trooper and commercial vehicle enforcement officer positions. All interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police Recruitment Office. More information can be found by visiting the Department’s website by clicking here.