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Chief of Police

Chief Louis Battle began his police career MCC_7505with the Miami Dade Police Department, retiring after 26 years of service as the commander of special operations. His last assignment being the Incident Commander for security operations at Super Bowl XLI.  He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Southern Police Institute, and the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police. He holds two Masters Degrees, one in Public Administration and one in Education, as well as several graduate certificates. He has instructed extensively on the subjects of tactical operations, mass casualty and civil disorder response, and special events. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy. He also serves as a Commissioner for the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). In his current position, he is responsible for the operations and administrative functions of the department. lbattle@warrentonva.gov

Deputy Chief of Police

MCC_7524croppedMajor Gary M. Dillon serves as the Deputy Chief of Police. Prior to joining to the Warrenton Police Department, Gary served as the Manager of the Virginia Accreditation Center at the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) from 2005 - 2015. Through Gary’s vision, the program that sets and requires higher standards for its participating agencies to adhere to has developed into a national model and leader in its field. 

Gary has coordinated and drafted several important model policies for the state, including best practices for Eyewitness Identification, Human Trafficking, Law Enforcement Usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), and Auxiliary Police Officers. Gary has been a presenter to the Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board, Secretary of Public Safety, and the Virginia Crime Commission on topics relating to best practices in law enforcement. Prior to his employment with DCJS, Gary was a Supervisor with the Charlottesville Police Department, as well as their Accreditation Manager. He was also instrumental in the creation of the West Point (VA) Police Department. 

Gary has a wealth of knowledge and understanding of police policies, procedures, rules and regulations having worked with a majority of the Commonwealth’s law enforcement agencies. Gary possesses a Master of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration, and is a graduate of the 39th Session of the Professional Executive Leadership School (PELS) at the University of Richmond. gdillon@warrentonva.gov

Mrs. Lindsay Parr-Marino

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

DSC_0114Mrs. 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. 

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