James Daly (left) and Wesley Thompson are LPD’s newest captains
On. Feb. 7, The Leesburg Police Department has promoted Wesley Thompson to the rank of captain and as Commander to the Administrative and Support Services Division. The department also hired James Daly as its Commander of Field Operations.
Thompson began his career in law enforcement with the LPD in 1989. In his 27 years with the department, he has worked supervising patrol, bicycle, motorcycle, crime prevention and school resource officers, as well as special events. He also has worked as the Information Services Section Supervisor and in the Office of Special Projects.
“Captain Thompson’s commitment to the Leesburg community is evident by his track record and I look forward to his continued dedication to public service in his new role,” said Leesburg Chief of Police Gregory Brown in a prepared statement.
Daly, also a captain, joins LPD from the Arlington County Police Department. He began his career in law enforcement in 1990 and has worked in police operation and emergency preparedness. He served as a first responded to the Pentagon following the Sep. 11 terrorist attacks as well as in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to joining the ACPD, Daly was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, serving in the 3rd United States Infantry as a Platoon Leader and Assistant Training Officer. He received a Bachelor of Arts from the Virginia Military Institute and a Master of Science in Administration (Public Administration) from Central Michigan University.
“I am excited to have Captain Daly join the LPD Team,” Brown said. “I am confident that his leadership, experience and personality is the perfect fit for the Leesburg Police Department and the Town of Leesburg.”
The two captains will serve under Brown, who took over as LPD Chief in October of last year.