Dumfries Police Chief James McCarty is about to embark on a new chapter in his life — retirement.
The chief recently announced his intention to retire, according to a release from the Town of Dumfries.
“Chief McCarty has dedicated his life to service and for that he is to be commended,” Mayor Derrick Wood said in a release. “We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
McCarty, who replaced former Chief Nicholas Esposito, was named to the position in November 2018.
Since then, he has improved the Dumfries Police Department’s relationship with the Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD).
McCarty, who has more than 25 years of experience in public safety, also supervised the work on the new police station that is being built in the former Town Hall building.
His last day is August 31. Sergeant Vernon Galyen will become Interim Police Chief.
The Town of Dumfries intends to seek its next Police Chief through a national search.
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