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James City County names Deputy Police Chief

Date: September 12, 2005
Contact: Ruth Richey, Communications Specialist

Phone: (757) 253-6864


James City County has named Major Stan Stout as the Deputy Police Chief. He succeeds Emmett Harmon, who became Police Chief effective Sept. 1.


"Stan has a wealth of experience in a lot of different areas, including the drug task force, uniformed patrol and investigations. He has served in an exemplary fashion and has been a tremendous asset to this department and community," Police Chief Harmon said. Stout's new position is effective Sept. 16.


Stout started with the department as a patrol officer in 1989, and served as investigator from 1993 to 1998 when he was named Lieutenant, Uniformed Patrol Shift Supervisor. In 2003, he was named Major, Investigations Divisions where he is responsible for criminal investigations and serves as the department's public information officer. He served as a second lieutenant and then captain in the U.S. Army from 1977 to 1989.


Stout graduated in 2000 from the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond. He has a bachelor's degree from Virginia Military Institute and is currently working towards his master's degree in criminal justice from Troy University, Norfolk.


Stout has served as an instructor in search and seizure, basic investigations, interview and interrogation techniques and narcotics investigation at the Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training Academy. He was named Police Officer of the Year in 1992 and 1995.


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