Fairfax County's top cop looks at "one of the safest counties" in his farewell video.
Fairfax County Police Chief David Rohrer recapped his 32 years with the force and looked toward the future in a taped farewell message released by the department on Friday. Rohrer, 56, will now serve as the newly created Deputy County Executive for Public Safety.
As of Oct. 20, FCPD Chief Dave Rohrer will lead team overseeing public safety.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Fairfax County Police Chief David Rohrer to deputy county executive for public safety at its Tuesday meeting, announcing he will step down as police chief on Oct. 20 to assume the role. In his new position, Rohrer will oversee the police department, fire and rescue department, office of emergency management and department of public safety communications. Rohrer is the first to hold the newly created position. “A dedicated deputy county executive for public safety is better able to quickly respond to events as they occur and to coordinate regional preparedness in advance,” County Executive Ed Long said. Deputy County Executive Rob Stalzer, who formerly oversaw public safety as well as his …