The Town of Occoquan has a new Chief of Police.
Following Chief Sheldon Levi’s retirement announcement back in September, the town appointed Adam Linn as Interim Chief/Town Sergeant, where he has been serving in that role since December.
According to a release, at the Occoquan Town Council Meeting last week, the council decided to move Linn into permanent role as Chief of Police.
Linn has been serving in law enforcement for 15 years and had originally joined the Occoquan police force in 2016 as an Auxiliary Police Officer, according to a release.
He was chosen over 20 other applicants from across the country.
More on Linn’s background, from a release:
Prior to joining the Town Police Department, Chief Linn served as a Sergeant with the Falls Church Sheriff’s Office where he was a motorcycle/traffic unit supervisor, agency and academy instructor, and field training officer. He began his law enforcement career in 2002 as reserve police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in DC before joining the Falls Church Sheriff’s Office in 2004.
Chief Linn is a graduate of Virginia Tech where he studied political science and sociology and received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He also attended the University of Baltimore where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. He is a member of the Virginia Associations of Chiefs of Police and International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Linn has a passion for community policing, transparency in law enforcement, and the development of public safety in Town though community engagement and interaction. “My goal is to serve and protect our community in a professional manner and improve the reputation of our police department and that of our community. Every interaction is an opportunity to strengthen the public trust,” said Chief Linn.
“We’re very pleased to officially announce Chief Linn’s appointment, and know that he will continue to serve this community and its visitors with care and professionalism,” stated Mayor Elizabeth Quist in a release.
Linn will officially began his new role on June 7.