I may think I know professionally what is best, because that’s part of my training . . . . But the fact of the matter is you get out and engage people and talk to people about what’s important to them . . . . That’s the key.
— Bob Mosier, Republican candidate for sheriff
Robert Patrick Mosier
• Age: 51
• Home: Warrenton
• Office sought: Fauquier County sheriff, four-year term starting in January 2016.
• Party: Republican
• Work: Senior associate, Obsidian Solutions Group LLC, contractor for U.S. Department of Defense Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, since October 2012.
• Experience: Senior police advisor, State Department in Iraq, 2011-12, and in U.S., 2007-11; vice president of investigations, International Justice Mission, 1998-2007; law enforcement technical advisor, DynCorp International, 2001-07; special deputy, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, 1998-2015; patrol division commander, worked way up from deputy, Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, 1988-96; officer, Manassas Park Police Department, 1983-1988.
• Education: Bachelor’s degree, criminal justice, Aspen University, Denver expected completion this year; associate’s degree, police science, Northern Virginia Community College; Thomas Edison High School, Franconia, 1981.
• Organizations: Fauquier Historical Society board member, Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier, International Association of Police Chiefs, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and others.
• Family: Wife, Cindy; three adult children and two grandchildren.