Police Chief Kamran Afzal
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150 W. Randolph Road
Hopewell, VA 23860
Chief Kamran Afzal started with the Hopewell Police Department on January 1, 2019. Chief Afzal has over 27 years of experience in law enforcement. He started his career in September 1991 with U.S. Capitol Police. He joined the Arlington County Police Department in Arlington, Virginia in April 1993 where he spent 24 years with the last 11 ½ years as a member of their command staff team.
Chief Afzal while with Arlington, Virginia received a wide variety of experience ranging from patrol officer, Field Training Officer, Crime Scene Technician, Community Policing and Investigations. Over his 11 plus years as a command staff member, he commanded diverse areas such as facilities management, court liaison, property management, training, recruiting, court liaison, special operations, overseeing school resource officers and community policing.
Chief Afzal served as the Emergency Response Team Commander and as the commander of their Civil Disturbance Team at different times. Chief Afzal served as the Chief of Police for Durango Police Department from April 2017 to December 1, 2018 where he utilized data analytics to address crime patterns, instituted community policing as an integral part of everyday practice, enhanced utilization of social media, leadership development and developing community partnerships to address issues of concerns.
Chief Afzal earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from George Mason University and Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Troy University in Alabama. He is a Certified Public Manager and attended the Senior Management Institute for Police, the FBI National Academy, and the Professional Executive Leadership School.