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WaPo: Prince William County Police Chief to Retire

After more than 40 years with the department, the chief announced he is retiring.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Prince William County Police Chief Charlie T. Deane will be retiring Sept. 1. 

Deane told the Post that he informed his colleagues of his decision to leave the force after 42 years early Wednesday. In the Post article, Deane said he hoped that the Prince William Board of County Supervisors would fill the position with an internal candidate. 

Prince William County Police posted on their Facebook page Wednesday that Deane spent 24 years of his career as the chief of police. 

Deane's biography on the Prince William County government's website said he has been with the department since its inception in 1970.

"He served 12 years as a criminal investigator and rose through the ranks to Deputy Police Chief in 1985," reads Deane's biography. "He was appointed Police Chief for the Department in 1988. Chief Deane was a Virginia State Police Trooper from 1966 until 1970."

Jim Riley August 01, 2012 at 07:32 PM
PWC better engage in a nationwide search for a Police Chief capable of leading a force charged with protecting VA's 2nd largest county and one of the nation's 10 wealthiest. We need a chief who subscribes to the Giuliani way. Someone who adheres to the "broken windows" theory of law enforcement. Graffiti needs to be wiped away as soon as it appears. Property owners must properly maintain their buildings and land or else face citations. Those loitering or engaging in disorderly public conduct should be made to either move along or be arrested.
Connie Moser August 01, 2012 at 08:33 PM
Mr.Riley, thank you so much for that statement! I have been preaching that message since 2006. Laws are meant to be enforced. If they are not enforced, people do not respect the law. If the law is poorly written and cannot be enforced, then re-write it or take it off the books. Everyone deserves fair and equal treatment. I hope you will attend Rich Anderson's Town Hall meeting, Saturday, Aug 4, 10:00 AM in the Occoquan Room at the McCoart Building at the County Complex, as we address some concerns from citizens who are less than satisfied with property code enforcement in some cases. Our goal is to determine what might be done at the state level to alleviate complaints at the local level.
Humaira August 01, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Thank You Chief Dean for performing your job with efficiency, with integrity and with fairness. - for all- these years. Wish you a Retirement full of fun and Peace and Progress in whatever leisurely endeavors you take. Peace, Member Unity in Community . Member Muslim Association of Virginia.
Connie Moser August 01, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Please forgive me for forgetting my manners! I answered Mr. Riley's post, but did not convey my good wishes to the Chief. I've met Chief Deane on numerous occasions and always found him kind and cordial. He loves his job and his troops are like family.Charlie Deane is a true gentleman and I believe he has handled the changes in our county with respect and aplomb. Thank you for 42 years of service, sir. (...and thank you for your comment Humaira, for it was your kind words that reminded me I had forgotten what I came here to do :-)

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