Donald’s Training & Certifications


Donald’s Education

Graduated with Honors – Fort Defiance High School – 2001

Graduated Magna Cum Laude – Blue Ridge Community College - 2003 Associate in Applied Science, Majoring in Administration of Justice

Graduated from the Police Academy – 2003

Graduated Cum Laude – Liberty University – 2015 ·       Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Graduated from the National Sheriff’s Institute - 2018


Training Since Elected Sheriff

Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Spring Conference:

April 27th - 29th, 2019

April 25th - 27th 2018

April 19th- 21st, 2019

Lawful Employment Practices:

November 15th, 2018

May 31st, 2016

SWAT Legal Updates:

June 28th, 2016

Camp Dawson (Active Shooter Debriefs With FBI Agents From Across The US):

August 22nd, 2016

Executive Leaders Retreat:

September 5th - 7th, 2017

September 6th - 8th, 2016

Virginia Sheriff’s Association Conference:

September 11th - 13th, 2018

September 12th - 14th, 2017

September 11th - 13th, 2016


Cop Shot - The Aftermath

November 2nd, 2016

LAP - Train The Trainer:

June 19th - 20th, 2017

VCIN Recertification:

June 30th, 2017

Command & Control Management:

March 12th - 13th, 2018

School & Campus Safety:

May 3rd, 2018

Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Executive Management Training:

October 23rd - 24th, 2018

K-9 Oversight and Management:

December 10th - 11th, 2018


January 7th, 2019

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Previous Training

Budgeting (prepares SWAT budget for Sheriff and helped with budgeting for farm management)

State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training Program

Certified in First Aid and CPR

Law Enforcement and Military Armorer Training

Colt Armorer

Glock Armorer

Gang Conference

Search and Rescue First Responder

Tracking Applications for Law Enforcement

E.A.G. Tactical Training (Rifle School)

Police Canine Tactical Operations

National Tactical Officers Association Breacher's Symposium

Tactical Team Leader

Explosive Entry Course

Explosive Handlers Course

Specialty Impact Munitions and Chemical Munitions

Armorers Course

Basic S.W.A.T. Course

Advanced S.W.A.T. Course

FEMA Training

L.E.A.D. Consultants High-Risk Warrant Service and Barricaded Gunmen

Law Enforcement Officer Certification

Cultural Diversity Leadership in Augusta County SWAT team

Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice