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Sessoms named FOP Director

RICHMOND, VA – Vonda K. Sessoms, a native of Ahoskie, was recently sworn in as the first African-American female Director of the Robert A. Hill, Sr. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #56 (City of Franklin/Southampton County, VA) on July 27 in Richmond, VA.

She joined that organization in 2011.

Sessoms is currently employed as a Probation and Parole Officer in Franklin, VA. She has been employed for over 23

Vonda K. Sessoms stands with Kevin Carroll (left), immediate past FOP president, and current FOP president, John Ornberger.

years with the Virginia Department of Corrections, including positions as a corrections officer for Greensville Correctional Center, Southampton Detention/Diversion Center, and Deerfield Correctional Center.

In her spare time, Sessoms is an active participant in the community. She is a volunteer for the American Red Cross, and assists with the City of Franklin/Southampton County Food Bank.

Sessoms has also been a member of the Tidewater Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice since 2012.

She holds an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Roanoke Chowan Community College (1994); a BA in Criminal Justice from Shaw University (1997), and a Masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati (2016).

She is the daughter of Loretta S. Jones of Ahoskie, and Earl Slade Jr., of Hampton, VA.