Leesburg Police Department’s Bob Thompson has been promoted to lieutenant, Police Chief Gregory Brown announced. He will be assigned to the department’s Administration and Support Services Division.
Thompson began his career with the department in 1999 and spent seven years as a patrol officer before becoming a detective. Thompson initially served as a general assignment detective and eventually specialized in domestic violence investigation and crimes against children. After seven years as a detective, he was promoted to sergeant and has served the past three years as a patrol team supervisor.
Thompson also serves as the department’s Emergency Response Team’s Negotiations Element Team Leader and has been a negotiator for 13 years. Prior to his law enforcement career, he served four years on active duty in the U.S. Army, specializing in counterintelligence, with deployments to Panama in support of Operation Just Cause and Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Storm. Thompson subsequently served over four years as a member of the Maryland Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves.
Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from The George Washington University.