Winchester Police Chief John Piper is pleased to announce the promotion of Lieutenant Wally Stotlemyer to the rank of Captain. Captain Stotlemyer began his law enforcement career with the Winchester Police Department (WPD) in 1998. His assignments included establishing and leading the Community Resources Team and being the team leader for the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force. He has also served as a Lieutenant in the Patrol and Administration divisions. Captain Stotlemyer currently serves as the Commander of the Patrol Division, which includes animal control, canine, and school resource officer programs.
“I am extremely proud of Captain Stotlemyer, and he is very deserving of this hard earned accomplishment in his career,” stated Chief John Piper. “Captain Stotlemyer has shown an unwavering commitment to the men and women of the Winchester Police Department, the community we all serve, and professional policing. Captain Stotlemyer’s experiences are wide-ranging and he has excelled in a variety of important assignments in our agency. I am excited to have Captain Stotlemyer as part of our command staff, and I am confident that he will continue to help lead the Winchester Police Department forward.”
Captain Stotlemyer’s professional accomplishments include numerous recognitions and awards from civic organizations and national programs. He maintains numerous law enforcement certifications including being a graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorney Top Gun school, DEA Drug Unit Commanders and Leadership Academy, and Public Agency Training Council Leadership Academy.