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TOL PR 2016-02-04 Interim Chief of Police Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Captain Vanessa Grigsby to Serve as Interim Chief of Police for Town of Leesburg Leesburg, VA (February 4, 2016) – Town Manager Kaj Dentler announced this morning that Captain Vanessa Grigsby will serve as interim Chief of Police for the Town, following Chief Joseph Price’s retirement on March 1, 2016. “I am confident that under Vanessa’s leadership the Leesburg Police Department will continue to provide the excellent protection that our residents rely upon,” Dentler commented. “Her breadth of first-hand experience and knowledge of the department’s operations will prove invaluable in this new role.” Captain Vanessa Grigsby has been with the Leesburg Police Department since August 1996. She is currently Division Commander of Adminstration and Support Services, a position to which she was promoted in December 2014. Captain Grigsby served as Commander of the Criminal Investigations Section from May to December 2014 and as a Patrol District Commander from March 2004 to May 2014. Previous positions with the Leesburg Police Department include Patrol Sergeant, School Resource Officer, Patrol Officer and Detective. Captain Grigsby holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is a 2013 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Prior to her career in law enforcement, Captain Grigsby served on active duty in the United States Army as an administratve specialist and intelligence analyst, with assignments in Germany, Spain, and Fort Huachuca, Arizona . The Town has engaged the International Association of Chiefs of Police to conduct a nation- wide executive search for the Town’s next Chief of Police, with the expectation of making a selection in four to six months. # # #