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TOL PR 2016-07-26 Deputy Chief of Police Announcement Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Vanessa Grigsby Promoted to Deputy Chief of Police Leesburg, VA (July 26, 2016) – Town Manager Kaj Dentler announced today that Captain Vanessa Grigsby will be promoted to Deputy Chief of Police effective August 1, 2016. Her new rank will be that of Major. “Captain Grigsby has done an outstanding job serving as the Interim Police Chief since the retirement of former Chief Joseph Price in March 2016. Her experience and leadership have prepared her for this important role within the police department that will support the new chief, Greg Brown, upon his arrival October 3, 2016. Captain Grigsby has been with the Leesburg Police Department since August 1996. In December 2014, she was promoted to Division Commander of Administration and Support Services. 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 administrative specialist and intelligence analyst, with assignments in Germany, Spain, and Fort Huachuca, Arizona . # # #