Lt. Paul Norton started his Fairfax county police career in the McLean District 16 years ago. He returned last week as deputy district commander.
"I'm very excited to be back in McLean,"Lt. Norton told the Citizen's Advisory Committee for the McLean District, at its Thursday night meeting. "I'm familiar with the neighborhoods."
He joins new McLean Police Commander Capt. Dan Janickey. They two will run a police district with 132 sworn officers who patrol Merrifield, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, McLean, Langley, Tyson’s Corner, and Great Falls.
The district also includes Tyson’s Corner I and II, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Counter Terrorism Center, a former vice president of the U.S. , several Supreme Court justices, U.S. Senators, Representatives, cabinet secretaries, CEO's and the rest of us.
5 things to know about Lt. Norton:
1. He grew up in Fairfax County and is a graduate of Robinson High School.
2. He's 16-year veteran of the Fairfax police department.
3. He worked in McLean for seven years as a patrolmen and was a member of the bike team.
4. When he was promoted to sergeant, he was transferred to the then newly created Sully district.
5. He has also served in Internal Affairs, financial crimes, sex crimes and the Fair Oaks district.