County Manager Mark Schwartz has Chief Charles “Andy” Penn as Police Chief for Alexandria, VA

June 8, 2021: County Manager Mark Schwartz has Chief Charles “Andy” Penn as Police Chief for Alexandria, VA. Having started his career as an Arlington patrol officer in 1992, Chief Penn brings almost 30 years of experience providing professional law enforcement services to the community. As Acting Chief of Police over the past nine months, he has provided the necessary leadership to implement a new body worn camera program and advance new policies to align with 21st Century policing practice. This includes updating policies and practices on bias-free policing and use of force. He has also worked collaboratively with other law enforcement agencies to form the Northern Virginia Critical Incident Response Team.


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