Lieutenant Eric Peterson
Lt. Eric Peterson has been with the James City County Police Department since September of 1994. Lt. Peterson has served as a Patrol Officer, Narcotics Investigator, Virginia State Special Officer, General Assignment Investigator, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, Community Service Unit Lieutenant, Investigations Lieutenant, and as a Virginia State Police Drug Task Force Coordinator. He has been a member the Department’s SWAT Team since 1997 and he is currently the SWAT Team Commander. Lt. Peterson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University and is currently working on his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond. Lt. Peterson served in the United States Army and Army Reserve. He retired as a First Sergeant with 22 years of service. Lt. Peterson has received numerous decorations and honors, to include the James City County’s "Police Officer of the Year" Award and a Virginia State Senate Commendation for Exemplary Service.