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James Daly Joins Leesburg Police Department as Commander of Field Operations Division

Captain Daly comes to the Town of Leesburg from the Arlington County Police Department.

Post Date:02/07/2017 10:16 AM

Captain James DalyLeesburg, VA (February 7, 2017) – The Leesburg Police Department announced today that Captain Jim Daly of the Arlington County Police Department will be joining the LPD Executive Command Team as Commander of the Field Operations Division. He will begin his duties on February 27, 2017.

“I am excited to have Captain Daly join the LPD Team,” said Gregory Brown, Leesburg Chief of Police. “I am confident that his leadership, experience and personality is the perfect fit for the Leesburg Police Department and the Town of Leesburg.”

Captain Daly started his law enforcement career in 1990 when he joined the Arlington County Police Department. He has a vast experience in police operations and emergency preparedness and over the course of his career has been a first responder to natural and man-made disasters, to include the Pentagon on 9/11, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.

Prior to becoming a police officer, Captain Daly was a commissioned officer in the United States Army. He received his commission upon his graduation from the Virginia Military Institute in 1986. He attended the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, and later attended and graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne and U.S. Army Pathfinder Schools. At the completion of his training, he was assigned to the 3rd United States Infantry (The Old Guard) and was a Platoon Leader and Assistant Training Officer. After six years in the Individual Ready Reserve, he received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Army in 1996.

Captain Daly has taught community policing and homeland security courses to officers throughout the country and has had assignments in the Operations, Criminal Investigations and Administrative Divisions of the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD). In addition, he worked as the Aide to the Deputy Chief of Operations and later for the Chief of Police in Internal Affairs. He was a member of the ACPD Emergency Response Team – Crisis Negations Unit for sixteen years, of which the last five he held the rank of commander.

Captain Daly is a certified instructor through the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Department of Criminal Justice Services. He is also an instructor for the Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI), and in 2007 co-developed a Leadership Development class for the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy where he has co-taught the class twice a year to officers and civilian employees of member agencies who are interested in leadership.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Science in Administration (Public Administration) from Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the FBI-National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police, and the Professional Executive Leadership School.

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Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer 

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