Stephan Hudson, a longtime Prince William County police officer, will serve as the next Chief of Police, the Board of County Supervisors announced Tuesday.
Hudson, a 30-year veteran of the police force, most recently worked as an assistant chief in charge of the Operations Division and Criminal Investigations Division. A resident of Prince William County for the last 37 years, Hudson is also a graduate of Gar-Field High School.
He has worked as a patrol officer, detective and as a SWAT team leader and Academy instructor. He also worked in Special Operations, Internal Affairs, Vice and Narcotics units.
“I am humbled and more than honored to be selected to serve as the third police chief in the history of this department,” Hudson said in a press release. “I am also extremely thankful and proud to have worked alongside each member of the Police Department and appreciate the selfless service they provide to our citizens. I look forward to interacting with citizens throughout the County to hear their input regarding the law enforcement services we provide.”
Prince William County's last Chief of Police, Charlie Deane, served for 24 years. He retired in September. Deputy Police Chief Barry Barnard has served since then as Acting Police Chief.