Toussaint E. Summers, Jr.

Colonel Toussaint Eldridge Summers, Jr. was the Chief of Police for the town of Herndon from 1999 to 2011.

Prior to becoming chief, Summers served for 23 years with the Prince William County Police Department, retiring as a District Commander with the rank of Captain.[1]

By 2007 it was clear that Summers was bored with running the Herndon Police Department, applying for jobs with the Gaithersburg and Bowie, Maryland police departments, and seeking election to the office of sheriff in his home county of Fauquier.[2][3] Running as an independent, Summers had about as much chance of being elected sheriff as he did being elected Pope, and was thoroughly curb-stomped in the election by Democratic incumbent Charlie Ray Fox, Jr.

Colonel Summers retired from the Herndon Police Department on November 1, 2011 to become the Chief of Police for the city of New Bern, North Carolina.[4]


  1. "Executive Board - Toussaint E. Summers, Jr." Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission. Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, n.d. Web. 04 Jan. 2014.
  2. Brubaker, Bill. "Police Chief to Run for Fauquier Sheriff." Washington Post: Breaking News Blog. The Washington Post, 12 June 2007. Web. 04 Jan. 2014.
  3. Bogdanovic, Alexandra. "Chief Summers Will Run for Fauquier Sheriff in Nov." Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./, 22 June 2007. Web. 04 Jan. 2014.
  4. Perales Loges, Leslie. "Chief Toussaint Summers to Leave Herndon Police Department." Herndon Patch., 6 Sept. 2011. Web. 04 Jan. 2014.

Preceded by
George E. Kranda
Chief of the Herndon Police Department
July 19, 1999 - November 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Maggie A. DeBoard