The Town of Dumfries now has a new Chief of Police.
Chief Nicholas Esposito started with the Town on April 1, after serving from 2008 to 2017 as an officer for the City of Alexandria Police Department.
“My father was law enforcement for about 37 years. So I really had a passion [for] it, growing up,” said Esposito.
Right now, Esposito is working with the Dumfries police department to recruit officers and get to know organizations in the community.
“A few months ago [the Department] only had about two officers. So they’ve been building their staff and I’ve kind of just taken the ball and been running with it ever since…we met with the local elementary school and we’ve been in contact with the local Boys & Girls Club, just trying to get a feel of the Town and the area,” said Esposito.
For Esposito, hiring the last few officer positions for the department and getting full coverage in Dumfries are his primary goals.
“The main goal right now is the Town is requesting more coverage, right now, because they had a limited [number of] personnel, so they weren’t able to cover the streets…right now we’re fully staffed of 11 individuals working here,” said Esposito, continuing, “I’m very excited about the position and I’m looking forward to all of the interactions with the Town of Dumfries as well as the residents of Prince William County.”