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5 Things to Know About the New McLean Police Commander

New Commander Arrives January 30

Capt. Dan Janickey starts his new job as the McLean District Police Commander a week from today. He stopped by last week to visit with the Citizens Advisory Committee to the police district.

Capt. Janickey, a 23-year veteran of the Fairfax police department, is now the commander of Special Operations, which includes the swat team, bomb team and the negotiations team.

 “It’s been a lot of high stress and high call situation,” he said of the job he's held for three years. "I'm certainly looking forward" to returning to McLean he said. "I've always liked working patrol.” He said he also looks forward to working with the community.

He will be one of eight district commanders in the county.

Capt. Janickey succeeds  Capt. Steve Thompson, who leaves McLean the end of January to become head of Organized Crime and Narcotics for the Fairfax police department. Capt. Thompson has served as commander of the McLean District since April 2008.

Capt. Janickey knows the McLean District. He spent a year here from 2002-2003 as a second lieutenant.

Here are 5 things to know about Capt. Janickey, who along with assistant commander Lt. Jeff Powell and more than 150 officers and support staff, will keep us safe.

1. He started his career with the Fairfax department in the Fair Oaks district where he worked for seven years. From there he was worked as a narcotics  detective three years

2. He was promoted to sergeant in the Mason district then came to McLean. 

3. He has also worked in Internal Affairs and as part of the department's peer support program. This is a program where officers with special training, counsel their fellow officers when they're having trouble at home, on the job, handling grief. It's officers helping officers and it's highly confidential. Officers are more likely to seek help from each others.

4. The McLean police district is an extremely diverse community in terms of race, ethnicity, and income.The district which runs from Route 50 to Great Falls includes residents who are immigrants and speak little English to  diplomats, members of Congress, CEO's, Supreme Court justices, doctors, lawyers, specialists and lobbyists, former cabinet secretaries, presidential candidates and a former vice-president of the U.S. McLean is home to Tysons Corner, the nation’s 7th largest business center.

5. The McLean District consists of: Staffing: 132 sworn officers plus 28 civilian staff members.

Size of District: Approximately 44 square miles.

Communities: Merrifield, Dunn Loring, Falls Church, McLean, Tyson’s Corner, and Great Falls, Central Intelligence Agency, National Counter Terrorism Center.

Capt. Janickey: “I will be gladly turning off that pager at night time. Great job. Lots of high stress. . . high- risk,” he said as commander of Special Operations.

To contact the McLean Police District:

1437 Balls Hill Road
McLean, Virginia 22101

Phone number: 703-556-7750
Fax number: 703-356-7208

Dell Richards February 21, 2012 at 06:21 PM
After the McDonald's melee, maybe Capt. Janicky is not a good choice.

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