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Dec. 11, 2013


Jody Puckett; Communications Director

Rinehimer named Acting Police Chief


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Major Bradley J. Rinehimer- Acting Police Chief

Assistant James City County Administrator, Doug Powell, has announced Major Bradley J. Rinehimer as the County’s Acting Police Chief effective December 14, 2013. He will serve in that capacity until a decision is made on hiring a permanent Chief.


Rinehimer has been with the Police Department since 1995 and has extensive experience supervising all Divisions within the Department. He is a successful graduate of the FBI National Academy, Professional Executive Development School and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development School. He received his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2005 from the University of Cincinnati. Over the course of his career, he has a proven track record of community involvement that includes working as a patrol officer, school resource officer, community resource officer and community services unit Lieutenant.


“Brad has experience in every Division, is an integral part of the Command Staff and has built collaborative relationships with the community and region overall. He’s the logical choice to lead the department during this transition,” says Powell.


Rinehimer says he is ready to lead the Department. “I will do my absolute best to lead the men and women of the County Police Department and continue to provide outstanding law enforcement services until a permanent Police Chief is named,” added Rinehimer. 


The County has the lowest 2012 crime rate on the Virginia Peninsula. Rinehimer will lead more than 90 sworn law enforcement officers who annually respond to approximately 20,000 calls for service each year. The Department is divided into six functional components: Uniform Division, Investigations Division, Community Services, Administrative Services, Colonial Community Corrections and Animal Control.




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