Sheriff Scott Jenkins is pleased to introduce recent graduates Deputies Oliver Brugoto, Mihaela Miller, and Ashton Jenkins and recent hire Deputy Philip Blanc.
Deputy Brugoto graduated Law Enforcement Basic at Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy (RRCJA) Middletown on June 19, 2014, with the Top Academic and Second Place Skills Awards for his class. A Missouri native and avid runner, Brugoto served in the United States Marine Corps from 2000 to 2013. After completing basic training at MCRD San Diego, he served as a rifleman, automatic rifleman, fire team leader, platoon sergeant, and platoon commander, stationed at MCB Camp Pendleton, MCB Hawaii, and MCB Quantico. Brugoto deployed to the Middle East four times: with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2002, Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, and Operation Enduring Freedom in 2009 and in 2010. He received numerous meritorious promotions leading to Staff Sergeant in 2008. Brugoto’s certifications include Combat Marksmanship Coach, Combat Marksmanship Trainer, Marine Combat Instructor, Formal Schools Instructor, and MRAP Egress Trainer. He met Sheriff Jenkins in October 2013, when CCSO added a BAE Caiman to its fleet of vehicles. Jenkins hired him in February 2014. No stranger to law enforcement, Deputy Brugoto served as an MP (Military Police) at Pendleton from 2003 to 2004, “proudly serving the people of Culpeper County” currently as a patrol deputy.
Deputy Miller graduated Law Enforcement Basic at RRCJA Fredericksburg on May 28, 2014, with the Second Place Academic Award for her class. Originally from Romania, Miller started working for Culpeper County in 2003. She came from the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office to CCSO as an administrative assistant in June 2013. It was working with law enforcement officers at the CA’s office that got her interested in becoming one. She currently serves as a patrol deputy and says, “I love my job, and I know that’s what I am supposed to be doing. I’m working with very knowledgeable and amazing people and learning from them every day.”
Deputy Jenkins graduated Law Enforcement Basic at RRCJA Fredericksburg on November 20, 2014. Jenkins worked residential and government security in Northern Virginia and Maryland for three years. He got interested in law enforcement when a coworker got hired with another agency and put the bug in his ear to apply. Jenkins came to CCSO in December 2012 as a jailer. He is a Virginia native and hunts in his spare time. Deputy Jenkins currently serves as a patrol deputy and says, “I’m happy to be a part of CCSO and looking forward to work and assisting the citizens of Culpeper County.”
Deputy Blanc currently serves as a bailiff. A native New Yorker, Blanc worked at the New York Police Department for 15 years as a patrol officer and firearms instructor at the 9th Precinct on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. He moved to Virginia and worked at Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office for three years in the jail and courts divisions and at Fairfax County Police Department’s animal services division for 19 years before coming to CCSO in November 2014. Blanc says he got interested in law enforcement when his uncle- who was an NYPD officer and whose father was an NYPD officer- told him to join the Police Department. He has always been interested in racing motorcycles, cars, and dirt bikes and restoring antiques. Sponsored by Suzuki in NMRA/IDBA (National Motorcycle Racing Association/International Drag Bike Association) racing, he had the fastest AA stock motorcycle in the United States for five years.