Chief’s Executive Staff

Assistant Chief of Police
Lieutenant Colonel Albert J. Scott, III

Chief of Staff

Assistant Chief Albert J. Scott, III holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Old Dominion University and a Post-Baccalaureate Graduate Certificate in Public Safety from Virginia Commonwealth University. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on October 9, 1991 as a Police Officer. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Bureau, Personnel and Training, and as the Commanding Officer for Communications, Patrol Operations for both West and Central Stations, Criminal Investigations, and Professional Standards.

In addition to being a graduate of the 250th Session of the FBI National Academy, Lt. Col. Scott is also a graduate of the Police Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond and the Senior Management Institute for Police, sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum in Boston, Massachusetts.

Assistant Chief of Police
Lieutenant Colonel Michael E. Palkovics

Field Operations

Assistant Chief Michael E. 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.

Assistant Chief of Police
Lieutenant Colonel Linda N. Toney

Support Operations

Assistant Chief Linda N. Toney holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University. She joined the Henrico County Police Division in 1992 as a member of the 19th Basic Police Academy. During her tenure, she has served in Patrol Operations, School Services, Personnel and Training, Inspections, Public Information, Community Services, Criminal Investigations, and as the Deputy Chief of the Support Services Bureau.

Lt. Col. Toney is a graduate of the 62nd Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University; the Senior Management Institute for Police at Boston University; FBI LEEDA Trilogy; the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times at Virginia Tech; and achieved Level V in the Henrico County Leadership Development Program. She is a General Instructor, serves as the Division’s Budget Team Leader, serves as a member of the Division’s Marketing Team, and also serves as the Division’s LGBTQ Police Liaison.

In addition to receiving the D.A.R.E. Administrator of the Year for the Commonwealth of Virginia Award in 2007, Lt. Col. Toney has received a Wilmer J. Hedrick Award, two Meritorious Unit Awards and a National Association of Counties (NACo) Award.

Deputy Chief of Police
Major Todd A. Alvis

Support Services Bureau

Major Todd A. 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.

Deputy Chief of Police
Major Douglas W. Barker

Patrol Bureau

Major Douglas W. Barker holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Criminal Justice Administration from University of Phoenix. 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, and in the Office of the Chief in Professional Standards.

Major 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, Major 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.

Major Barker currently serves as the Police Division’s Deputy Program Manager for Henrico County’s All Hazards Incident Management Team as well as the Central Virginia All Hazards Incident Management Team. He also was instrumental in creating the Police Division’s Incident Response Unit and has served as the Incident Command System’s Chief Instructor.

Deputy Chief of Police
Major Anthony T. Dowdy

Administrative Services Bureau

Major Anthony T. Dowdy holds a bachelor’s degree in both Operations Management and Criminal Justice Administration from Radford University. He joined the Henrico County Police Division on June 2, 1993 as a member of the 20th Basic Police Academy. During his tenure, he has served in Patrol Operations, Organized Crime, Personnel & Training and Criminal Investigations.

Major Dowdy is a graduate of the 44th Session of the Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond; 74th Session of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University, serving as class Vice-President; FBI-LEEDA Trilogy; the Institute for Leadership in Changing Times at Virginia Tech; 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 Dowdy is the recipient of the Police Division Citation, Chief’s Eagle Award, Meritorious Service Award and a Meritorious Unit Award.

Deputy Chief of Police
Major Christopher J. Eley

Investigative Bureau

Major Christopher J. 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.

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7721 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23228

Phone
(804) 501-5000
(804) 501-4800

police@henrico.us

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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