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Paul Pedroso Takes Oath as Alexandria Police Department’s Interim Chief

Photo via APD/X

ALEXANDRIA, VA=On Friday, Feb.9, Paul Pedroso took the oath to serve the City of Alexandria as its Interim Chief of Police. The oath was administered by Greg Parks, Clerk of Circuit Court.

The announcement on the police department’s X account (formerly Twitter) reads in part: “He is a proven leader who champions community engagement and operational excellence, values core to our department.”

Pedroso replaces former chief Don Hayes, who left the APD after 44 years. He will oversee the law enforcement unit of the Federal Reserve Board, according to a report by WUSA9.

Pedroso previously served as Hayes’ assistant chief, joining the department last fall. He will serve in the interim role while the city conducts a nationwide search for a new chief.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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