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APD Promotes Two Captains to Deputy Chief | News Release | City of Alexandria

Alexandria Police Promotes Two Deputy Chiefs

Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook has promoted Chris Wemple III and Shahram Fard from the rank of Captain to Deputy Chief of Police, effective immediately.

“I have complete confidence that these two Deputy Chiefs will help lead the Alexandria Police Department to even greater successes in the future,” said Chief Cook.

Deputy Chief Chris Wemple III grew up in the suburbs of Maryland, just outside Washington, DC. He joined the Alexandria Police Department in 1991.  He has worked in all four bureaus throughout his career. He was most recently assigned to be the commander of the Patrol Support Division, where he also served as Liaison to City Council and oversaw the Community Policing Section and Police Training Unit. Deputy Chief Wemple holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #246. Deputy Chief Wemple’s new assignment will be to command the Operations Support Bureau. Deputy Chief Wemple is pictured first.

Deputy Chief Shahram Fard has served with the Alexandria Police Department since 1995. During his APD tenure, Deputy Chief Fard worked in the K-9 Unit with his partner “Dino” and coordinated a number of post 9/11 projects in the Special Operations Division.  As a commander, he led the Vice-Narcotics Section, Patrol Division Commander for the West End of Alexandria, and most recently as commander of the Criminal Investigations Division. Deputy Chief Fard is also a designated Incident Commander for APD and represents the agency on the National Capital Region’s Incident Management Team (NCR-IMT). He holds a Certified Public Management (CPM) certification through The George Washington University, a Criminal Justice Certificate through the University of Virginia, and is currently studying Organizational Leadership at The Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy’s 262nd Session and the DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy – 72nd Session.  Deputy Chief Fard’s new assignment will be to command the Patrol Operations Bureau. He can be followed on Twitter at @sfardAPD. Deputy Chief Fard is pictured second.

Deputy Chief Wemple

Deputy Chief Fard

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