Dave M. Rohrer Named Fairfax County Police Chief


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July 12, 2004

 

Dave M. Rohrer Named Fairfax County Police Chief

 

David M. Rohrer was named chief of the Fairfax County Police Department this afternoon by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Rohrer will oversee a police force of nearly 1,300 sworn officers and 500 civilian employees and succeeds J. Thomas Manger who retired on Jan. 30 of this year. Rohrer’s selection followed an intense nationwide search.

Currently deputy chief of Police for Investigations and Operations Support, Rohrer brings 23 years of experience with the Fairfax County Police Department to the job of chief. He began his career in Fairfax County in 1980 as a police officer with the McLean District Station. He moved his way up through the ranks to sergeant of the Patrol Bureau with the Fair Oaks and McLean District Stations; assistant team leader of the Tactical Section; second lieutenant and team leader of the Tactical Section; commander of the Special Operations Division; assistant station commander with the McLean District Station; aide for the deputy chief of Administration; commander of the Fair Oaks District Station; staff duty officer; and then commander of the Patrol Bureau, Division I before his current position as a senior commander with the Fairfax County Police Department, serving as deputy chief of Police for Investigations and Operations Support.

Rohrer has a bachelor’s degree in Administration of Justice from George Mason University. He also is a member of the Leadership Fairfax class of 2004 and received both Leading, Educating and Developing (LEAD) training and Professional Executive Leadership School training. He has also served as an instructor in both Community Policing for Supervisors and Basic Community Policing.

A member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Rohrer is also a member of the Police Executive Research Forum and the FBI National Academy Associates. He has also served on the county’s Emergency Management Coordinating Committee, the Citizens Corp Council and the Environmental Coordinating Committee.

He is a Bronze Valor award recipient and also has received both the Meritorious Service Award and the Outstanding Performance Award.

Rohrer’s appointment is effective today, Monday, July 12, and his salary will be $137,000 per year.


 

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