Gregory Brown took the helm of the department Oct. 3 as only the fifth chief in the department’s history. Major Vanessa Grigsby, who had been serving as interim chief since Joseph Price’s retirement earlier this year, was promoted to deputy chief, and she and Brown already report a solid working relationship.
The comfort the two have with each other was clear, moments after beginning a recent sit-down with the chief and deputy chief. Brown and Grigsby had worked cross-jurisdictionally while Brown was employed with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, most recently as its Eastern Loudoun substation commander. When she heard that he would be taking the reins as chief of the department she has worked at for 20 years, Grigsby said she was thrilled. She said she has seen the excitement not only from within her own department, but the greater Leesburg community.
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by Kara Clark Rodriguez, LoudounNow