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Posted on: June 15, 2023

[ARCHIVED] News Release- Purcellville Police Swear-In New Officer

NEWS RELEASE   Contact:  Chief Cynthia McAlister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  




PURCELLVILLE, Va., June 15, 2023 — Today, the Purcellville Police Department held a swearing in ceremony for their new officer, Larry Michelli Jr. The ceremony took place at the Town Hall Council Chambers and was attended by members of the Purcellville Police Department, Town staff, and the Honorable Deputy Clerk of Loudoun Circuit Court, Kimberly Walker. 


The Purcellville Police Department swore in Larry Michelli Jr., who successfully completed the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy (NVCJTA). His official NVCJTA graduation ceremony from the 147th Session will take place on Friday, June 16, 2023. The challenging six month long academy program for police officers and sheriff deputies from the Northern Virginia area covered numerous law enforcement principals and procedures, including criminal investigation, legal, patrol, and practical skills. Major components of the performance-based training include first-aid, CPR, crisis intervention, control tactics, firearms training, and driver training. Officer Michelli will undergo an additional three months of field training with the Purcellville Police Department before being released as a solo patrol officer. 


Officer Michelli joined the Purcellville Police Department after recently moving from New Jersey, where he was previously a manager for CVS and specialized in customer service. During his time at CVS, he enjoyed building community relationships, and realized his passion for pursuing law enforcement after working closely with the local police department. He enjoyed the community engagement, and was intrigued when assisting officers regarding loss prevention initiatives, and assisting with both deterring theft and providing information to apprehend individuals involved in criminal activity. Officer Michelli is excited to utilize his customer support background to better serve the residents, visitors, and businesses throughout Purcellville.  


Please join the Purcellville Police Department in welcoming Officer Michelli to the Department and the Town of Purcellville.  




The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 13th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at







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