Police Basic Recruit School Graduates

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The Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement 57th Session graduated on Friday, June 21, 2024, in a ceremony at Gainesville High School in Gainesville. This class was composed of nine Prince William County Police officers and two Prince William County Sheriff’s deputies.  

The 11 men and women completed a 24-week course of training in all aspects of police work, including classes in firearms, use-of-force decision making, driver training, legal training, patrol techniques, criminal investigation and crash investigation. Brief biographies of the graduating law enforcement personnel are listed below:

Angela L. Brown is a graduate of Kapolei High School in Hawaii. She has family in law enforcement. Officer A. Brown is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Justin D. Brown is a graduate of Forest Park High School in Woodbridge, Va. Officer J. Brown is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Megan K. Chapman is a graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in criminology and a minor in forensic psychology. Officer Chapman is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Phillip L. Dappen is a graduate of Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He previously served as a dispatcher with the Prince William County Department of Public Safety Communications prior to joining the Prince William County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, he was the Class President of the 57th Session. Deputy Dappen is assigned to the Sheriff’s Office.

Anneliese R. Holahan is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Additionally, she was the Class Guide of the 57th Session. Officer Holahan is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Alexander I. Jones is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. He has family in law enforcement. Officer Jones is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Leonardo A. Lopez Figueroa is a graduate of Escuela Luis Pales Matos in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish and serves in the Army National Guard, holding the rank of E-4. Additionally, he was the Class Vice President of the 57th Session. Deputy Lopez Figueroa is assigned to the Sheriff’s Office.

Taylor P. Mountjoy is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He speaks Russian. Officer Mountjoy is assigned to work patrol in western Prince William County.

Samuel G. Perry is a graduate of Charles J. Colgan High School in Manassas, Va. Officer Perry is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

Carlos J. Oliveras Quinones is a graduate of Freedom High School in Orlando, Fla. He speaks Spanish and has family in law enforcement. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant, prior to joining the Police Department. Officer Oliveras Quinones is assigned to work patrol in eastern Prince William County.

Bradley C. Shirley is a graduate of Liberty County High School in Hinesville, Ga. He has family in law enforcement, and served in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of staff sergeant before joining the Police Department. Officer Shirley is assigned to work patrol in central Prince William County.

As the need for highly skilled and capable law enforcement officers increases, the Department continues to seek qualified applicants for police officer positions. All interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Prince William County Police Personnel Bureau at (703) 792-6580 or visit the Department’s website at www.joinpwcpd.org. You can also find us on social media.

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