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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Rubino Appointed Interim Chief of Police

Steve Rubino

Deputy Chief Steve Rubino has been appointed Interim Chief of Police of James City County Police Department by County Administrator Scott Stevens. This appointment follows Chief Brad Rinehimer’s promotion to Assistant County Administrator.

Deputy Chief Rubino has been with JCCPD for 34 years. He has held the rank of Deputy Chief since 2014. Rubino serves as the Administrative Services Division Commander and oversees the Administrative Services Unit and Professional Standards Unit. He also serves as the Department’s Public Information Officer and the Internal Affairs Coordinator.

Rubino has also been in charge of the Uniform Division, Investigations Division and the Community & Administrative Services Divi­sion. He has served as a Police Officer, Senior Police Officer and Investiga­tor. He has been a Sergeant assigned to Uniform Patrol on Day Shift, a Lieu­tenant on Evening Shift and Major over all three Divisions within the Department. He has been a member of the Department’s SWAT Team and has served as a Sniper, Assistant Commander and Team Commander. He holds many specialty instructor certifications to include ASP Baton, Chemical Weapons, Firearms, Homeland Defense and Less Lethal.

Rubino has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University, a Bachelor’s degree in Crimi­nology from St. Leo University and an Associate’s degree in Police Science from Thomas Nelson Community Col­lege. He is a graduate of the 242nd session of the FBI National Academy, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Devel­opment Seminar, the Virginia Forensic Science Academy and the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond. He previously served in the United States Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist.

Rubino will step into the new role effective Jan. 16.

Media Contact:
Stephanie Williams, Police Spokesperson
757-259-5173; Stephanie.williams@jamescitycountyva.gov

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