Police Executive Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Barker
Assistant Chief of Police – Field Operations

Lt. Col. Douglas Barker holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Criminal Justice Administration from University of Phoenix, and is currently enrolled at Boston University in the Master’s Program at MET for Criminal Justice , Strategic Management. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on July 9, 1997 as a Police Officer. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Community Policing, Personnel & Training, Fleet, Logistics, The Office of the Chief in Professional Standards, and as the Deputy Chief assigned to the Patrol Bureau.

Lt. Col. Barker is a graduate of the 67th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University, where he served as Class Vice President. Additionally, Lt. Col. Barker completed the Senior Management Institute for Police, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum, in Boston, Massachusetts. He also completed the FBI LEEDA Trilogy program consisting of the Supervisor’s Leadership Institute, Command Leadership Institute, and the Executive Leadership Institute, completed the FBI LEEDA Internal Affairs Training School, and the New Chief’s and Deputy Chiefs Training School sponsored by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.  Lt. Col. Barker currently serves as executive liaison to the Henrico County All Hazards Incident Management Team as well as the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team, and has been awarded for creating the Police Division’s Incident Response Unit and has served as the Incident Command System’s Chief Instructor.

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Palkovics
Assistant Chief of Police – Support Operations

Lt. Col. Mike Palkovics holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Old Dominion University. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on June 2, 1993 as a Police Officer. During his tenure, he has served in the Patrol Bureau, Community Policing, School Services, Training, Professional Standards, and the Investigative Bureau.

Lt. Col. Palkovics is a graduate of the 59th Administrative Offices Management Program at North Carolina State University; the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University; the 44th session of the Police Executive Leadership School; FBI LEEDA Trilogy; Virginia LEEDS; and achieved Level V of the Henrico County Leadership Development Program. He is a General Instructor, serves on the TEMPO Workgroup, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Wyndham Foundation.

Lt. Col. Palkovics has received the Leslie T. Sheppard Award, Community Policing Award, Lifesaving Award, and two Meritorious Unit Awards.

Lieutenant Colonel Barbara West
Assistant Chief of Police – Chief of Staff

Lt. Col. Barbara West, holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Illinois State University, and a master’s degree in training and performance management from Saint Xavier University. On January 16, 2021, West joined the Henrico County Police Division with 26 years of law-enforcement experience. Prior to joining the Division, she served with the Chicago Police Department from 1994 to 2020, rising through the ranks to become Commanding Officer of the Internal Affairs Division in 2008, Domestic Violence Program in 2009, and Human Resources Division in 2010; District Commander in 2012; Deputy Chief, Bureau of Patrol in 2015; Bureau Chief, Bureau of Organizational Development in 2016; and Deputy Superintendent, Office of Constitutional Policing and Reform in 2020.

Lt. Col. West is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 242. As a former police-executive for the nation’s second-largest law enforcement agency, West’s extensive membership and training resume includes Anti-Defamation League’s National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Tel Aviv, Israel; and Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) Police Executive Leadership Institute Program.

In addition to receiving the Chicago Police Department’s Superintendent’s Award of Merit, Lt. Col. West received many Commendations, Honorable Mention Awards, and Letters of Compliment from residents and community organizations during her tenure with Chicago Police.

Major Todd Alvis
Deputy Chief of Police – Patrol Bureau

Major Todd Alvis holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech). He joined the Henrico County Police Division on July 10, 1996 as part of the 23rd Basic Police Academy. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Community Policing, Criminal Investigations, Professional Standards and Special Operations.

Major Alvis is a graduate of the 70th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University; FBI-LEEDA Trilogy; Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University; and achieved Level V in the Henrico County Leadership Development Program.

Major Alvis is the recipient of the Police Division Citation; Meritorious Service Award; Chief’s Eagle Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Community Policing Award; Certificates of Appreciation, and the 2005 American Legion Officer of the Year Award.

Major Christopher Eley
Deputy Chief of Police – Investigative Bureau

Major Chris Eley holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bluefield College. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on March 4, 1998 as a member of the 25th Basic Police Academy. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Organized Crime, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs, C. A. S. E., Public Information Office, Community Services, and Personnel and Training.

Major Eley is a graduate of the 63rd Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University; the Police Executive Leadership School at University of Richmond; FBI LEEDA Trilogy; and achieved Level V in the Henrico County Leadership Development Program.

Major Eley is the recipient of a Leslie T. Sheppard Award, a Meritorious Unit Award, and a Chief’s Eagle Award.

Major John Huff
Deputy Chief of Police – Administrative Services Bureau

Major John Huff holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on July 06, 1987 as a member of the 15th Basic Police Academy. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Inspectional Services Unit, Criminal Investigations, Internal Affairs, Criminal Intelligence Unit, Personnel and Training, Court Services Unit, and Homeland Security (SOG).

Major Huff is a graduate of the 42nd Session of the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond; 47th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University; FBI-LEEDA Trilogy; and achieved Level V in the Henrico County Leadership Development Program. He is a DCJS General Instructor, DCJS Firearms Instructor and GLOCK Pistol Armorer.

Major Huff is the recipient of Henrico Police Citation and Medal of Valor.

Major Kimberly Johnson
Deputy Chief of Police – Support Services Bureau

Major Kim Johnson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Safety and Risk Management. She is currently working toward completion of a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Public Policy from the University of Nebraska. Major Johnson began her career with Henrico Police in 1999 as a member of the 27th Basic Police Academy. During her tenure, she has served in Patrol Operations, Community Policing, Inspections, Accreditation, Training, Organized Crime, School Services, and Professional Standards.  

Major Johnson is a graduate of the 81st session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University and is currently enrolled in the 49th Session of the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond. She achieved Level V in Henrico County’s Leadership Development Program, and earned the FBI – LEEDA Trilogy Award. 

Major Johnson is the recipient of two Chief’s Eagle Awards and a Henrico Police Citation.

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