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About Us

SRCJA in Middletown, Virginia, is governed by a Board of Directors. These constituents include:

  • Berryville Police Department
  • Frederick County Sheriff's Office
  • Lord Fairfax Community College Police Department
  • Rappahannock Shenandoah Warren Regional Jail
  • Winchester Police Department
  • Clarke County Sheriff's Office
  • Front Royal Police Department
  • Middletown Police Department
  • Rappahannock County Sheriff's Office
  • Strasburg Police Department
  • Winchester City Sheriff's Office
  • Frederick County Public Safety Communications
  • Northwestern Regional Adult Detention Center
  • Stephens City Police Department
  • Warren County Sheriff's Office

Executive Committee

The Board of Directors appoints an Executive Committee consisting of five agency heads from its member agencies to guide operations. Management of our police academy is vested in Executive Director Tommie Bower.

Chairman - Clarke County Sheriff Anthony Roper
Vice Chairman - Town of Strasburg Chief Wayne Sager
Board Members - Town of Berryville Chief Neal White, City of Winchester Chief John Piper, and RSW Superintendent Russell Gilkison


Executive Director - Tommie A. Bower
Deputy Director - James (Jay) Roy
 In-Service Training Coordinator - Thomas (Tom) Kelley
Basic Training Coordinator - Crystal Sherfey
Registrar - Lynn Long
Administrative Assistant - Lucy Hart
Chaplain - Ret. Capt. Roger Vorous

Our Guiding Principles

Commitment: We work hard to support continuous improvement and are committed to open dialog in order to provide quality police training and service to the criminal justice field and agencies we serve.

Integrity: Integrity is discerning right from wrong for the right reasons, even at personal cost. We instill integrity in our recruits and students by acting as role models and adhering to the highest moral and ethical standards in all services to them and the agencies we serve.

Progress: We provide innovative and realistic training to meet the tactical and educational needs of our agencies. We are passionate in our quest for self-improvement in the advancement of our recruits, students, staff, and the agencies we serve.

Consistency: We provide solidity in our programs to ensure consistency, fairness, and harmony of conduct within the criminal justice profession. We stand firm on rules, policies, and behavioral expectations in order to meet the highest standard of training.

Professionalism: We provide quality training by competent, knowledgeable, and dedicated instructors. We encourage an environment of positive attitudes and professional communication in which our skills and abilities are used to constantly strive for ever-rising standards.