Moses named State Police sergeant

Published 12:38 pm Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Victoria man who’s been promoted to the rank of sergeant with Virginia State Police (VSP) is following in the footsteps set by his father’s public service.

“I grew up in a law enforcement family,” said Sgt. Jason D. Moses, who now works at the VSP Area 21 Office, which includes Appomattox and Prince Edward counties. “My dad retired from Lunenburg (County) Sheriff’s Office.”

His father, Jimmy Moses, was a major with the sheriff’s office.

The junior Moses has been a trooper with VSP for 14 years. Before joining the force, he worked for the Department of Corrections at Red Onion State Prison and Lunenburg Correctional Center.

According to a VSP press release, during his tenure as a trooper, Moses “repeatedly earned numerous Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program awards for his aggressive enforcement actions against impaired driving. He has also mentored trainees and new troopers as a Field Training Officer and served as a Division Command Post Operator.”

In his position as trooper,

he was first assigned to Northampton County before being transferred to Mecklenburg and Lunenburg counties. He’d eventually end up working in Nottoway.

Moses serves the community as a member of the Victoria Masonic Lodge and a youth softball coach.

“Also among his accomplishments is having achieved the rank of Eagle Scout as a teenager,” VSP officials said in the release announcing his promotion.

“I’d have to go with the cliché answer of helping people,” Moses said of his favorite aspect of law enforcement. “Making the community safer.”

According to the release, Moses graduated from the VSP Academy Aug. 29, 2003, as a member of the 104th Basic Session.