Captain Lanham Promoted to Assistant Police Chief; Major Rudy Retires After 33 Years of Service | News
From Prince William County Police Department:
Chief Charlie T. Deane is pleased to announce the promotion of Captain Jay Lanham to the rank of Major. The promotion is effective Feb. 1, 2012.
Captain Lanham has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, having been hired by the Alexandria (Va.) Sheriff’s Office in 1986. In 1987, he began his career with the Prince William County Police Department as a patrol officer assigned to the Operations Division.
Captain Lanham has also served as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division, a Patrol squad supervisor, a Special Investigations Bureau supervisor, a Deputy Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division and as Internal Affairs Commander. Captain Lanham has also served as a member of the SWAT Team. He is currently the Commander of the Special Operations Bureau.
Captain Lanham holds a master’s degree in administration of justice from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Fairmont State University
in Fairmont, W. Va. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the University of Richmond’s Professional Executive Leadership School.
Effective Feb. 1, he will be assigned as Assistant Chief for the Operations Division. On the same date, Major Stephen M. Hudson will transfer to become the Assistant Chief for the Criminal Investigations Division and Major Mike E. Crosbie will transfer to become the Assistant Chief for the Support Services Division. Major Timothy A. Rudy, the current Assistant Chief for the Support Services Division, will retire on Jan. 31, 2012.