The Leesburg Police Department has hired Captain Jim Daly, the Arlington County Police Department to serve as commander of the Field Operations Division. He will begin his duties on Feb. 27.
“I am excited to have Captain Daly join the LPD Team,” Chief Gregory Brown stated. “I am confident that his leadership, experience and personality is the perfect fit for the Leesburg Police Department and the Town of Leesburg.”
Daly started his law enforcement career in 1990 when he joined the Arlington County Police Department. He has vast experience in police operations and emergency preparedness and over the course of his career has been a first responder to natural and man-made disasters, to include the Pentagon on 9/11, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.
Daly, a Virginia Military Institute graduate, served in the U.S. Army for 10 years before joining the police force.
He has taught community policing and homeland security courses to officers throughout the country and has had assignments in the Operations, Criminal Investigations and Administrative Divisions of the Arlington County Police Department. In addition, he worked as the aide to the deputy chief of Operations and later for the chief of police in Internal Affairs. He was a member of the ACPD Emergency Response Team–Crisis Negations Unit for 16 years, the last five as commander.