The Prince William County Police Department (PWCPD) is gaining a new Deputy Chief of Police.
Major Jarad Phelps has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by PWCPD Chief Barry Barnard.
He will begin his position as Deputy Chief of Police on Saturday, according to a release from the PWCPD.
A Prince William County native, Phelps has served in law enforcement for 23 years.
In 1996, he joined the police department as a patrol officer.
Since then, he has held many positions, including Western District Station Deputy District Commander and Special Operations Bureau Deputy Commander.
Phelps also directed the Property Crimes Bureau and Special Victims & Youth Services Bureau and was a S.W.A.T. member.
He received a promotion to Captain in 2014 and then Major three years later.
The FBI National Academy (FBINA) graduate received his bachelor’s in Political Science from James Madison University (JMU) and his masters in Public Administration from George Mason University (GMU).