Edwin C. Roessler, Jr.

Colonel Edwin C. "Ed" Roessler, Jr. is the Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department.

The son of a New York City Fire Fighter, Roessler grew up in Brooklyn.[1] After graduating from the University of Arizona, Roessler returned to New York and began his career with the New York Department of Investigation.[2]

Roessler joined the FCPD in 1988.[2]

Captain Roessler was the commander of the Reston District Station.

In 2007, Major Roessler was named Commander of the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Academy.[2] He next served as the commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau.

Lieutenant Colonel Roessler was Deputy Chief of Police for Patrol before his appointment as acting police chief on March 19, 2013 in anticipation of the retirement of acting chief James A. Morris.[3] Roessler was officially appointed as chief on July 30, 2013.[4]


  1. Byrns, Elizabeth. "Meet the New Deputy Chiefs." Behind the Badge 14 (July 2011): 6. Fairfax County Police Department. Fairfax County Police Department, 29 July 2011. Web. 5 Oct. 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Klopott, Freeman. "Top Cop: Edwin C. Roessler Jr." The Washington Examiner. The Washington Examiner, 25 Aug. 2008. Web. 05 Oct. 2012.
  3. "Lt. Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr. Named Fairfax County's Acting Police Chief." Fairfax County, 19 Mar. 2013. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.
  4. "Lt. Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr. Named Fairfax County Police Chief." Fairfax County, 30 July 2013. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.
Preceded by
David M. Rohrer
Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department
March 22, 2013 –
Succeeded by