Prince William County Police Chief Charlie Deane will retire September 1. While it saddens us that he is leaving, we wish him much happiness in his retirement. Chief Deane has served Prince William County’s police department 42 years, since 1970, when he came here as a detective, from the State Police Department. 24 of those years have been as Police Chief. He is one of the longest serving officers in the State of Virginia and he has achieved national respect and recognition.
The Prince William County Police Department has gone from a fledgling police department that began July 1, 1970 in a growing suburban county to a force with 580 sworn officers with a support staff of over 300 civilians. Not only is Chief Deane well liked and respected locally, his professional reputation extends throughout the country. His shoes will be hard to fill.