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November 15, 2016

Kaila DeRienzo, Public Information Officer
(757) 328-8590
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57th Basic Academy Class Graduation & Guest Speaker Announcement

On behalf of Sheriff Bob McCabe and the entire Norfolk Sheriff’s Office staff, we would like to formally announce that the graduation ceremony for the 57th Basic Academy Class will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Following tradition, the ceremony will be held at the Norfolk Fire Rescue Training Center (7120 Granby Street) and begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

It is also with great pleasure for us to note that Virginia Secretary of Public Safety, Brian Moran, will deliver the keynote speech during the ceremony after receiving a tour of the Hampton Roads Regional jail earlier Thursday afternoon.

Secretary Moran has a passion for public service, particularly in the area of public safety and social justice issues. He began his career as a judicial law clerk in Arlington, learning the intricacies of the court system. In 1989, he became County prosecutor where he prosecuted a variety of crimes including murder and rape. In 1996, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 46th legislative district, a seat he held for 13 years until 2008.

While in the legislature, Secretary Moran served on the Courts of Justice Committee, the State Crime Commission, the Militia, Police, and Public Safety Committee, the Board of the Alcohol Safety Action Program, and the Secure Virginia Panel. He championed and sponsored legislation in the areas of child abuse, domestic violence, drunk driving, drug interdiction and elder abuse. He forged bipartisan coalitions and support to pass numerous pieces of legislation. Most notably, he created the felony drunk driving law and Alicia's Law, which provides law enforcement the necessary tools to stop internet sexual predators from preying on our children.

He was appointed Secretary by Governor McAuliffe in December, 2013. In addition to overseeing 11 state agencies and a Homeland Security Resilience Staff Group, Secretary Moran serves as Virginia’s Chief Resilience Officer, charged with leading the effort to prepare Virginia for the current and future effects of climate change. He also chairs or co-chairs eight commissions and task forces, including the Task Force on Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse and the Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence.

The ceremony is open to the public. If you have any questions ahead of time, please contact Kaila DeRienzo, Public Information Officer for the Norfolk Sheriff's Office. She can be reached by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by cell phone at (757) 328-8590.



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