PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 30, 2019 — A competitive process for the rank of lieutenant was held by the Police Department and the Human Resources Division. Officer Barry Dufek completed the process with a rating of highly qualified. On Thursday, August 29, 2019, he received the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Dufek joined the Purcellville Police Department in August 2016, however, he began his law enforcement career in 2000 with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office where he first served as a dispatcher in the Emergency Communications Center. He then applied to become a sworn deputy and began his career as a sworn member of the force. While a member of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Dufek served as a patrol deputy, a motor deputy, and within the Community Policing Unit. Upon his promotion to sergeant he served as the supervisor overseeing recruitment and hiring. In addition to these duties, Lieutenant Dufek continues to serve as a vehicle and motorcycle lead training instructor at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy’s driver training track.
Lieutenant Dufek will serve as the Operations Commander and have direct oversight of patrol operations for the Department. In addition to these duties he will continue managing projects he was assigned prior to his assignment over operations.
Since joining the Department Lieutenant Dufek has proven himself to be a team player, one who can be counted on to support every member of the Purcellville government team and most importantly one who quickly addresses community issues.
Lieutenant Dufek is a Town of Purcellville resident and resides with his wife and two children. A public promotional ceremony will be held on a future date.