Sheriff Barry Announces New Chief Deputy Sheriff

January 20, 2010

Lieutenant. Colonel Bill LoanFairfax County Sheriff Stan Barry is pleased to announce the promotion of Major James "Bill" W. Loan to Lieutenant Colonel. Loan takes over as Chief Deputy Sheriff of Operations overseeing the Confinement and Support Services divisions. Areas under his command include alternative incarceration, community labor force, confinement, inmate services and programs, medical services and classification and records.

"Bill Loan embodies the values, experience and knowledge needed for such an important leadership position," said Sheriff Barry. "He has my full confidence and trust, and I look forward to having him contribute to our organizational success in his new role as chief deputy."

Lieutenant Colonel Loan is a 22 year veteran of the Sheriff's Office and has served in a variety of line and supervisory positions. After graduating from the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy in April 1987, Loan began his career working in the Adult Detention Center and slowly rising through the ranks. From 1998 to 2000, he worked on a task force with the Drug Enforcement Administration focusing on high intensity drug trafficking areas. He was commander of the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team and later became its staff advisor. By the year 2000, he was promoted to First Lieutenant, overseeing alternative incarceration and the community labor force. Promoted to Captain in 2002, he served as the chief of the Professional Development Center at the Criminal Justice Academy and held postings to court scurity and confinement. In 2006, he was promoted to Major and served as commander of the Administrative Services Division and, most recently, the Confinement Division.

Loan is a graduate of Harvard University's prestigious John F. Kennedy School of Government Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Governments. He grew up in Manassas, Virginia, and currently resides in Marshall with his wife Marianne and their 9-year-old son Nicholas.

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