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Interim Police Chief Dan Boring

Dan Boring
- Daniel V. Boring
- Office (540 347-1107
- Cell (540) 428-9597
- E-mail address:  dboring@warrentonva.gov 


Chief Boring started his police career by serving for twenty –six years with the Arlington County, Virginia Police Department, including the last seven years as Deputy Police Chief.  He then served four years as Chief of Police with the Vienna, Virginia Police Department, and six years as Chief of Police with the Culpeper, Virginia Police Department. Upon retirement, Chief Boring was elected to a four-year term on the Culpeper, Virginia Town Council.  He has also served briefly as Culpeper’s Interim Town Manager, and on two occasions, as the Town’s Interim Director for the Department of Environmental Services.

Dan is also serving as an “Assessor Team Leader” for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. and as CALEA’s longest serving assessor having started in 1985.  He has visited, reviewed and assessed approximately eighty law enforcement agencies during that period of time. 


 - Bachelor of Science Degree (Social Science) from Northwest Missouri State University
 - Master of Science Degree, Forensic Science Department, George Washington University, Washington D.C.
 - Additional graduate work in Public Administration from Virginia Tech
 - Attended 150th Session of the FBI National Academy
 - Attended numerous classes and seminars dealing with law, police supervision and
management, leadership, liability issues, press and public relations, critical incident management, physical fitness, budgeting, and managing criminal investigations
 - Taught numerous police science courses at Northern Virginia Community College and Germanna Community College


Chief Boring served six years in the United States Marine Corps including three years active duty as an artillery officer prior to being honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. Dan is a combat veteran of the Vietnam War and numerous assignments including both command and staff duties.

Mrs. Lindsay Parr-Marino

Lindsay Parr photo
Mrs. Lindsay M. Parr-Marino is a Senior Administrative Assistant for the department and has been employed since 2002. Lindsay works directly for the Chief of Police and maintains all aspects of the front desk and ensures that our citizens get the best assistance possible. She is also a certified notary public and is responsible for the NCIC/VCIN State computer system in the department. lparr@warrentonva.gov

Mrs. Jennifer Bush

Jennifer Bush photoMrs. Jennifer Bush is the Receptionist and Records Clerk for the department and has been employed since 2007. Jennifer works directly for the Senior Administrative Assistant. Jennifer greets the walk in citizens and assists as needed. 

Mrs. Kathleen Higgins

Higgins picMs. Higgins’ earned an undergraduate degree in analytical chemistry from University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Forensic Chemistry at Northeastern University (NU), co-founded a private forensic laboratory in Boston, and served as a Senior Chemist with the MA State Police Crime Laboratory. She also lectured at the MA Criminal Justice Training Center and at NU, where she was made the coordinator of the graduate and undergraduate forensic science programs.

Ms. Higgins worked for the U.S. Postal Service Engineering and Development Center, including one that produced the improved papers, inks and self-sticking adhesives of today's postage stamps. She earned a Meritorious Service Honor Award for her efforts. In 1994, she accepted an invitation to serve as Director of the Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). 

In 2003, she was asked to serve as Assistant to the NIST Director for Homeland Security and to chair NIST’s Homeland Security Strategic Working Group.

In late 2007, she accepted the position of Director of the Office for Interoperability and Compatibility in the Command, Control & Interoperability Division (CCI) at DHS where she served for approximately one year before accepting the position as Chief, Stakeholder Engagement in CCI and later in the First Responders Group (FRG).  In early 2014, the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders (SAVER) program transitioned to FRG and she was appointed as its Program Director.

Ms. Higgins is the author of several forensic science journal articles, a former Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, ex officio Chair of ASTM’s E54 Committee on Homeland Security Applications, former member of the Homeland Security Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and former Federal co-chair of the Standards Coordination Committee and the Federal Agency Coordinating Committee of the Interagency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability.

She retired from Federal Service on December 31, 2014.

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