He’s definitely led from the front. He understands police work, builds relationships and understands that we are part of the community . . . . I’ve never seen him get mad. He sees your point of view.
— Alexandria Police Sgt. Ryan Waple
Michael P. Kochis
• Age: 45
• Home: Bristow
• Work: Warrenton police chief, starting Feb. 3.
• Salary: $120,000
• Experience: Police officer/commander, City of Alexandria Police Department, 2004-present; police officer, City of Manassas, 2003-04; police officer, City of Roanoke, 1999-2003.
• Military: Sergeant, U.S. Army Airborne, 1993-99.
• Education: FBI National Academy, December 2018; master’s certificate, law enforcement education, University of Virginia, 2018; bachelor’s degree, Columbia Southern University, 2016; certified public manager, The George Washington University, 2014; Butler (N.J.) High School, 1992
• Community: President, Alexandria Police Commanders Association; tutor, Alexandria public schools; youth soccer coach.
• Hobbies: Brazilian jiu-jitsu
• Family: Wife and two teenage sons.