Deputy Chief William T. Dean - Investigative Division

Deputy Chief William (Bill) T. Dean commands the Operations Division.  He began his career with the Virginia Beach Police Department in February 1986.  

Deputy Chief Dean has served our community as a police officer in several capacities including Precinct Uniformed Patrol and as a Special Investigations Detective, participating in joint investigations with the Drug Enforcement Agency, and as a Task Force Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  In a supervisory capacity, he has served in the Operations Division as a Patrol Sergeant, a Patrol Lieutenant, Command Duty Captain, and currently the Deputy Chief.  In the Investigative Division, he has served as a Detective Sergeant in the Domestic Violence and Missing Persons Unit, the Captain, and Commanding Officer of the Detective Bureau, and as the Deputy Chief.  Deputy Chief Dean has also served the Department in the Professional Standards Division as an Internal Affairs Lieutenant, Freedom of Information Act Coordinator, Accreditation Manager, and Training Director.  He has also held ancillary duties as the Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, and the Police Liaison to the Virginia Beach Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative.

Deputy Chief Dean earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and his Master of Public Administration Degree from Old Dominion University, earning several academic distinctions.  He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia and Virginia State Police National Criminal Justice Command College, the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police, the Major Cities Chiefs Association Police Executive Leadership Institute (PELI IV), and a participant in the Jewish Institute for Security in America's Homeland Security Program. 

Deputy Chief Dean is an Assessor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) and a past president of the Virginia Association of CALEA Accreditation Professionals.

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