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Posted on: May 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] News Release- Police Department Sergeant Promotion Announcement

NEWS RELEASE   Contact:  Chief Cynthia McAlister

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    ; 540-338-7422




PURCELLVILLE, Va. May 15, 2020 — The Purcellville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Corporal Paul Kakol to the rank of Sergeant.  Sergeant Kakol was chosen for his proven leadership, dedication, and commitment to not only the citizens of Purcellville, but also to those within our Department.

Sergeant Kakol joined the Purcellville Police Department in 2005, however he began his law enforcement career in 2002 as a member of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department (MWAAPD).  During his time with the MWAAPD, Sergeant Kakol became a member of their bike team, worked with the drug intervention team, and was also a Field Training Officer.  Prior to becoming a police officer, Sergeant Kakol proudly served our country as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army.

As part of the Purcellville Police Department, Sergeant Kakol is our lead Firearms Instructor, a certified Crisis Intervention Team member, Bike Team member, as well as a Field Training Officer.  In 2011, he was awarded the Valor Life Saving Award, and in 2017 he received a Bronze Medal of Valor. His wealth of knowledge and experience make him a valuable asset to our team. Sergeant Kakol embodies the definition of community policing, and is often found happily engaging with Purcellville businesses and residents, both young and old.

A public promotional ceremony will be held on a future date.

The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 12th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is recognized as one of the safest towns in Virginia. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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