Meet Kevin

Kevin Carroll has sought opportunities to serve the public since he became a volunteer fireman with the Tiogue Fire Department in Rhode Island at 15 years old.  He worked his way up through the ranks and was named Captain at 23 years old. In 1986, Kevin was selected to become a Chesterfield County Police Officer and took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States and protect the members of his community. Through his work as a police officer, he became intimately involved with residents and issues throughout Chesterfield County. After 32 years of exemplary service with a long list of honors and achievements, Kevin retired in October 2018. In his retirement, he has chosen to continue working part-time for the police department as a general instructor, teaching firearms and Constitutional Law to new recruits as he has done for the past 20 years. 

Kevin spent most of his career in a leadership role as a supervisor with the police department and as President of both the Virginia and Chesterfield Fraternal Orders of Police. He began his membership with the FOP in 1989, but it was after the death of a fellow officer when he began his leadership in the organization. Craig Rath was killed in the line of duty in Chesterfield County on May 27, 1999. Kevin was appointed by the Chief of Police to escort Craig’s widow and his family to the national memorial service May, 2000 in Washington, D.C. By 2002, he was President of the Chesterfield lodge. As Legislative Chairman and President of The Virginia FOP, Kevin worked with members of the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia’s U.S. Congressional Delegation and several Governors on legislative and budgetary matters that impacted the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Kevin was also regularly sought after as an issue expert on current public safety issues by local and state media outlets.

The FOP encourages social, charitable, and educational activities among law enforcement officers and cultivates mutual respect among its members and the citizens they serve. Under Kevin’s leadership, the FOP conducted many programs that benefited those in need, such as Christmas with a Cop, backpacks and school supplies for Title1 students and education scholarships.    

With a strong working knowledge of local and state government and a long-standing commitment to the citizens of Chesterfield County, Kevin possesses the qualities to provide experienced, ethical and principled leadership for our community. His goal will be to provide transparency and common-sense projections for roads, schools, development and public safety.  As a police officer, Kevin made a difference in people’s lives, one case at a time. He would be honored to continue working for the citizens of Chesterfield County as a member of the Board of Supervisors.

Police Career Highlights

  • Patrol Officer
  • Detective – First Class and Senior
    • Special Investigations Detective 1989 – 1996
    • Major Crimes Detective 1996 - 1999
  • Patrol Sergeant – 1999 Administrative, Field Training, Technical Resources
  • Investigations Sergeant – Crimes Against Persons
  • Office of Professional Standards Sergeant
  • Investigations Sergeant – Crimes Against Property
  • General Instructor – Constitutional Law, Interview and Interrogation, Peer Support, Surveillance Techniques
  • Firearms Instructor

Committees

  • Career Development Committee
  • Retention and Pay Committee’s 2001, 2008, 2018
  • Chesterfield Police Memorial Committee
  • Chesterfield Police Memorial Service Committee
  • Chesterfield Peer Support Team
  • Virginia Heroin and Prescription Drug Task Force
  • Legislative Chairman – Fraternal Order of Police of Virginia

Organizational Affiliations / Positions Held

  • Chesterfield Fraternal Order of Police - 1988 – Present
  • President – 2002 - Present
  • Fraternal Order of Police of Virginia – 1988 – Present
  • President – 2014 - 2018
  • Second Vice President - 2010 - 2014
  • Sgt at Arms - 2008 - 2010
  • Legislative Chairman - 2006 – 2014
  • Virginia Deer Hunters Association – 2000 - Present
  • Vice President – 2011 - Present
  • Director – 2000 - 2011

Career Awards and Recognition

  • Awarded Seven Chesterfield County Police Commendations
  • Meritorious Service Award – 2005, 2015
  • Mason T. Chalkley Award – One for Supervisory Concern for People and one Award for Excellence – 2007
  • United States Attorneys Award for Public Service – 2002
  • The United States Secret Service Certificate of Appreciation – 2001
  • Certificate of Achievement for a Chesterfield homicide investigation – 2003
  • Crimes Against Property Unit Citation - 2017

Education and Training Highlights

  • Community College Of Rhode Island - General Business Studies
  • FBI Computer and Narcotics Investigation - Quantico, VA
  • Death Investigation Seminar - Delaware State Police
  • Chesterfield Police First-Line Supervisors School
  • Police Executive Leadership School - University of Richmond
  • Mastering Performance Leadership - Chesterfield County
  • National Fraternal Order of Police Leadership Matters Seminar - Nashville, TN

 

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