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Police Executive Staff

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Lieutenant Colonel Todd A. Alvis
Assistant Chief of Police – Support Operations

Lieutenant Colonel Todd Alvis holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech). He joined the Henrico County Police Division on July 10, 1996 as part of the 23rd Basic Police Academy. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Community Policing, Criminal Investigations, Professional Standards and Special Operations.

Lieutenant Colonel Alvis is a graduate of the 70th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University; FBI-LEEDA Trilogy; Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University; and achieved Level V in the Henrico County Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he attended the Virginia Chief’s of Police 54th Professional Executive Leadership School administered by the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Lieutenant Colonel Alvis is the recipient of the Police Division Citation; Meritorious Service Award; Chief’s Eagle Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Community Policing Award; Certificates of Appreciation, and the 2005 American Legion Officer of the Year Award.


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Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Barker
Assistant Chief of Police – Field Operations

Lt. Col. Douglas Barker holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Criminal Justice Administration from University of Phoenix, and is currently enrolled at Boston University in the Master’s Program at MET for Criminal Justice , Strategic Management. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on July 9, 1997 as a Police Officer. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Community Policing, Personnel & Training, Fleet, Logistics, The Office of the Chief in Professional Standards, and as the Deputy Chief assigned to the Patrol Bureau.

Lt. Col. Barker is a graduate of the 67th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University, where he served as Class Vice President. Additionally, Lt. Col. Barker completed the Senior Management Institute for Police, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum, in Boston, Massachusetts. He also completed the FBI LEEDA Trilogy program consisting of the Supervisor’s Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and the Executive Leadership Institute, completed the FBI LEEDA Internal Affairs Training School, and the New Chief’s and Deputy Chiefs Training School sponsored by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.  Lt. Col. Barker currently serves as executive liaison to the Henrico County All Hazards Incident Management Team as well as the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team, and has been awarded for creating the Police Division’s Incident Response Unit and has served as the Incident Command System’s Chief Instructor.


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Lieutenant Colonel Kimberly Johnson
Assistant Chief of Police – Administrative Operations

Lieutenant Colonel Kim Johnson holds a master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in Public Policy from the University of Nebraska and a bachelor’s degree in Safety and Risk Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. Lt. Col. Johnson began her career with Henrico Police in 1999 as a member of the 27th Basic Police Academy. During her tenure, she has served in Patrol Operations, Community Policing, Inspections, Accreditation, Training, Organized Crime, School Services, Professional Standards, and as the Deputy Chief of Support Services. 

Lt. Col. Johnson is a graduate of the 81st session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University and the 49th Session of the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond. She achieved Level V in Henrico County’s Leadership Development Program and earned the FBI – LEEDA Trilogy Award. Lt. Col. Johnson is an active member of the International City/County Managers Association and Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society.

Lt. Col. Johnson is the recipient of two Chief’s Eagle Awards and a Henrico Police Citation.


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Major Kenneth Burnett
Deputy Chief of Police – Patrol Bureau

Major Ken Burnett holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Liberty University. He began his career with the Police Division in 1997, as a member of the 24th Basic Police Academy.  During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Personnel and Training, Criminal Investigations, and Special Operations.

Major Burnett is a graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College, FBI-LEEDA Trilogy, and achieved Level V in the Henrico County Leadership Development Program. Major Burnett also serves as member on Henrico County’s Local Emergency Planning Committee and All Hazards Incident Management Team.

Major Burnett is the recipient of a Police Medal, Richard G. Engels Leadership Award, Silver Star Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Service Award, Citation Award, and Commonwealth Award.


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Major Lauren Edwards
Deputy Chief of Police – Patrol Bureau

Major Edwards holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Richmond.  She joined the Henrico County Police Division on October 22, 2003, as part of the 36th Basic Police Academy. During her tenure, she has served in Patrol, Personnel, Training, Organized Crime/Narcotics, Internal Affairs, Public Affairs, and Criminal Investigations, as well as the Special Olympics Liaison.

She is a graduate of the 138th Administrative Officers Course at the Southern Police Institute-University of Louisville; Police Executive Leadership School; FBI-LEEDA Trilogy; completed the Henrico County Leadership Development Program; and is currently enrolled in Leadership Henrico, where she also serves as mentor.

Major Edwards is the recipient of the Chief’s Eagle Award, Lifesaving Award, and a Certificate of Appreciation.


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Major Christopher Eley
Deputy Chief of Police – Investigative Bureau

Major Chris Eley holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bluefield College. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on March 4, 1998 as a member of the 25th Basic Police Academy. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Organized Crime, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs, C. A. S. E., Public Information Office, Community Services, and Personnel and Training.

Major Eley is a graduate of the 63rd Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University; the Police Executive Leadership School at University of Richmond; FBI LEEDA Trilogy; and achieved Level V in the Henrico County Leadership Development Program.

Major Eley is the recipient of a Leslie T. Sheppard Award, a Meritorious Unit Award, and a Chief’s Eagle Award.


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Major John Huff
Deputy Chief of Police – Administrative Services Bureau

Major John G. Huff holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on July 06, 1987, as a member of the 15th Basic Police Academy. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Inspectional Services Unit, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Personnel and Training, Court Services Unit, and Homeland Security (SOG).

Major Huff is a graduate of the 85th Session of the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University (PERF); 42nd Session of the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond; 47th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University; FBI-LEEDA Trilogy; and achieved Level V in the Henrico County Leadership Development Program. He is a DCJS General Instructor, DCJS Firearms Instructor and GLOCK Pistol Armorer. Major Huff previously served in the Virginia Air National Guard.


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Major Robert D. Wershbale
Deputy Chief of Police – Support Services Bureau

Major Bob Wershbale holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Richmond.  Major Wershbale began his career with the Police Division in 1995, as a member of the 22nd Basic Police Academy. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Community Policing, School Services, Personnel and Training, Quality Assurance, Criminal Investigations, Organized Crime, and Professional Standards. 

Major Wershbale is a graduate of the 79th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University and the 48th Session of Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond.  He achieved Level V in Henrico County’s Leadership Development Program and currently serves as a mentor within Leadership Henrico.  Major Wershbale is certified as a General Instructor and Defensive Tactics Instructor through the Department of Criminal Justice Services. He has been recognized as a Use of Force Subject Matter Expert in Federal Court and provides consultation throughout the Commonwealth.

Major Wershbale is the recipient of the Silver Star, two Lifesaving Awards, two Richard G. Engels Leadership Awards, the Wilmer J. Hedrick Award, the Leslie T. Sheppard Award, the Police Citation, two Meritorious Unit Awards, two Certificates of Appreciation, the Division of Fire’s Certificate of Commendation, and the Retail Merchants Association Valor Award. 


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