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Prince William hires first Deputy County Executive of Public Safety

By: Prince William County Landfill

January 6, 2022

Prince William County is excited to announce the hiring of Daniel Alexander as the Deputy County Executive of Public Safety for Prince William County. He is the first person to hold this newly created position in the county. The announcement comes following a national and international search of 80 applicants and competitive hiring process. His expected start date is February 1, 2022.

Alexander brings thirty-two years of diverse experience with more than 17 as a department director or agency chief. He served in five different local governments. He has specific and extensive experience in Fire and Rescue, Police, 9-1-1 communications, and emergency management.

“We are happy to welcome Mr. Alexander to Prince William County and the level of expertise he brings to the position, “said Prince William Acting County Executive Elijah Johnson.

Alexander has led efforts to reform police practices and to promote fair and impartial policing in multiple agencies. He has collaborated on executive management teams in three local governments.

Mr. Alexander most recently was the Chief of Police with the School District of Palm Beach County in West Palm Beach, Florida. He previously led the Cape Coral Police Department for four years as well as served as the Chief of Police in Boca Raton for over 13 years.

“Mr. Alexander brings a wealth of experience to this position, and we look forward to innovative programs to benefit Prince William County,” said Prince William County Board of Supervisor Chair-At-Large, Ann Wheeler.

Mr. Alexander has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from the University of Florida. He also attended the FBI National Academy.

“I am excited to join the team to help move the County forward in its mission, vision, and values. I appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of Prince William County. I look forward to working with various community stakeholders,” said Mr. Alexander.

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