Police Chief Col. David M. Rohrer Honored by Ayuda

June 19, 2008

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  • Col. David M. Rohrer, police chief, honored by Ayuda.
  • Recognition cited leadership in service and fairness when dealing with immigrant communities.
  • “Sound and just policies to protect all residents of Fairfax County,” highlighted.

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Fairfax County Police Chief, Col. David M. Rohrer was honored at Ayuda's 35th anniversary gala on June 12. Ayuda, a community-based, nonprofit organization, is the source of multi-lingual legal and social services for low-income immigrants in the metropolitan region.

Rohrer was honored as “a leader in promoting the important community values of service and fairness, especially when dealing with immigrant communities.” In his introduction of Rohrer, Ayuda Executive Director Mauricio Vivero pointed to Rohrer’s advocacy for “sound and just policies to protect all residents of Fairfax County, including vulnerable immigrant victims of crime.”

Rohrer has been chief of the Fairfax County Police Department since 2004 and a member of the department since 1980. He currently oversees a police force of 1,300 sworn officers and 500 civilian employees. During his career, he has been recognized in numerous commendations and has earned a Meritorious Service Award, an Outstanding Performance Award and a Bronze Valor Award.


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