County Names Police Chief

Fairfax County Deputy Chief of Police Steve Sellers has been named Albemarle’s new police chief, Carter Johnson reports for CBS-19. Chief John Miller is retiring after two decades as the county’s top cop. Sellers was selected from 108 candidates. He’ll start the job at the end of January.

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  • Sellers says he’ll move to Albemarle when he’s had a chance to sell his house in Stafford County. I wouldn’t hold my breath, Albemarle, he’s spent his whole career in Fairfax, including the last 6 as deputy chief apparently without living there.
    He’s also already claiming that the force he’s taking over needs to grow by 25% in order to meet a goal of 1.5 officers per 1,000 folks paying for them. I wonder how he’s discerned that need a month before starting the job and seemingly before unpacking his bags. If its based on some national standard, has he factored in the Alb. Cty. Sherrif’s department, which fulfills some law enforcement duties like prisoner transport, service of process, etc.?

  • A little research discovered this Progress article from Oct., so I guess the perceived need for more officers predates Seller’s being hired.
    And the 1.5/1000 seems to be something of a nation-wide average

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