students standing in auto shop with car

The Culpeper County Sheriff's Office recently made a generous donation to the Culpeper Technical Education Center’s (CTEC)automotive program by providing four surplus Dodge Charger patrol cars.

This substantial contribution not only enhances the program's training resources but also provides students with a unique opportunity to engage in hands-on learning. With access to four near-identical vehicles simultaneously, students can now work collaboratively in the automotive lab, simulating real-world scenarios and gaining invaluable practical skills. The donation aligns perfectly with CTEC's mission to provide students with the tools and experiences they need to thrive in their chosen fields.

Sheriff Chilton and the Culpeper County Sheriff's Office are not stopping there. In addition to the vehicle donation, surplus lumber and building materials have been generously donated to the CTEC carpentry program. These materials will serve as the building blocks for various projects, allowing students to hone their craftsmanship and contribute meaningfully to their community.

Expressing gratitude for the Sheriff's Office's support, Mr. Summerscales, principal of CTEC, remarked, “I would like to thank Sheriff Chilton and the Culpeper County Sheriff's Department for their generous donation! It is wonderful when local agencies can come together for the betterment of our students and educational programs."

This collaboration between law enforcement and education exemplifies the power of community partnerships in nurturing the next generation of skilled professionals. Through such initiatives, Culpeper County continues to foster innovation, growth, and opportunity for its youth.