Chief Adam Linn began his law enforcement career in 2002, as a reserve police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia, where he was assigned to patrol in the 4th District. In 2004, he joined the City of Falls Church Sheriff’s Office, Virginia, and was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff. He rose through the ranks in the Sheriff’s command staff to the number five position of Sergeant. In February 2016, he joined the Town of Occoquan Police Department, and in December 2016, he was appointed the Chief of Police. Currently, as Chief of Police of the Town of Occoquan, Virginia Police Department he leads 16 sworn members, in a jurisdiction of approximately 1,200 residents.
Chief Linn has his Juris Doctorate, from the University of Baltimore, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Chief Linn has also completed leadership certificates and training from Cornell University and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police / University of Richmond. He is a VACP Certified Law Enforcement Chief Executive.
Chief Linn serves on the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy Executive Board. He also serves on the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police Highway Safety Committee and Professional Image & Ethics Committee.
Since 2016, Chief Linn has successfully transitioned the Town Police coverage to 7 day-a-week /365 day a year call for service coverage, implemented community-focused policing, and successfully increased the police department from 1 to 16 officers while still providing significant cost savings to taxpayers at similar levels as the early 2000’s.