Leesburg Police Department veteran Wesley C. Thompson has been promoted to captain and assigned as the commander of the Administrative and Support Services Division.
Thompson jointed the department in 1989 and has worked in a variety of patrol and supervisory positions in all aspects of the department. In his new assignment, Thompson will supervise a platoon comprised of three sergeants and approximately 15 officers.
“Captain Thompson’s commitment to the Leesburg community is evident by his track record and I look forward to his continued dedication to public service in his new role,” Chief Gregory Brown stated in announcing the promotion.
In addition to his daily responsibilities, Thompson has assisted with several community organizations, including Special Olympics, Christmas in April, and launched the department’s annual holiday dinner project to help lower income and single-parent families.
He has attended the Virginia Police Chief’s Foundation’s Institute for Leadership in Changing Times – Emerging Leaders in Law Enforcement course, the Police Executive Leadership School and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.