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Alexandria Police Name New Assistant Chief

Don Hayes Selected as Alexandria Assistant Police Chief

Alexandria Police Chief Michael L. Brown has announced the selection of Don Hayes as Assistant Chief of Police for Operations, effective April 20.(Photo via Cliff, on Flickr)
Donald Hayes

Alexandria Police Chief Michael L. Brown has announced the selection of Don Hayes as Assistant Chief of Police for Operations, effective April 20. Hayes is a 38-year veteran of the Police Department.

“After a national search, Don was chosen for this position based on his extensive operational experience in local law enforcement and his long and valued service to Alexandria,” said Brown. “His leadership of multiple divisions within the Operations Bureau over the course of his career, along with his dedication to the community we serve, make him an outstanding fit for this new role.”

Hayes grew up in the region and has been a resident of Alexandria for the past 25 years. He joined the Alexandria Police Department in 1981 and was promoted to sergeant in 1996. At various times after his promotion to lieutenant in 2000, he commanded the Special Operations Division, Information Services Section and Public Services Section, and served as assistant commander of the Patrol Operations Bureau. Following his promotion to captain in 2013, he commanded the Traffic, Parking & Special Events Division and a sector of the Patrol Operations Bureau. In addition, Hayes commanded the Community Relations Division, where he also served as the department chaplain. He has overseen the Community Policing Section, School Resource Officer Unit and School Crossing Guard Unit.

Hayes holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Johns Hopkins University, a master’s degree in divinity from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowie State University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and holds numerous certifications.

Lee Hernly, Editor
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