The City of Fairfax has a new top cop: Carl Pardiny.
The city announced the selection Wednesday morning. Pardiny has been the city’s deputy police chief since 2011.
“Carl Pardiny’s knowledge, innovative approach, dedication and leadership will help the city’s police department continue to excel in their delivery of services to the community," City Manager Robert Sisson said in a statement.
Pardiny has been with the department since 1988 and has played a role in developing the city's community bicycle patrol program and the police canine unit.
He also initiated the department’s first “evidence-based” community policing projects.
Pardiny replaces Richard Rappoport, who retired in May to serve as Amtrak’s deputy chief for the mid-Atlantic and southeast region.