University Hires New Police Chief - Christopher Newport University


University Hires New Police Chief

Former ATF, Secret Service agent brings a wealth of experience to campus.

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Daniel F. Woloszynowski is the new chief of police of the Christopher Newport University Police Department. Woloszynowski is a former resident agent in charge of the Norfolk, Virginia Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and has extensive experience in local, state and federal law enforcement.

“Christopher Newport University is designated a Crime Prevention Campus and one of the safest colleges in America. We are privileged to have someone of Dan’s caliber and level of experience lead the Christopher Newport University Police Department,” says Vice President of Student Affairs Kevin Hughes.

“I am honored and humbled to join this team of top-notch professionals,” Woloszynowski says. “I look forward to serving alongside the hard working men and women of the Christopher Newport Police Department.”

In addition to his service as resident agent in charge of the Norfolk, Virginia Field Office of the ATF, Woloszynowski previously served as:

  • ATF representative to the Department of State
  • Resident agent in charge and task force commander of the South Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, Street Terror Offender Program
  • Resident agent in charge of the Fort Lauderdale Field Office
  • Public information officer for the ATF in Washington, D.C.
  • Special agent in Washington, D.C., where he participated in the investigative response efforts for the 9/11 World Trade Center/Pentagon terrorist attacks, and served as an investigative task force member for the 2002 Washington, D.C. area Sniper Murder Task Force.

Prior to joining the ATF, Woloszynowski served as a special agent with the United States Secret Service for seven years, and as an Arlington County, Virginia police officer for five years. He has received numerous ATF and Secret Service Sustained Superior Performance Awards, both as a supervisor and criminal investigator, has received eight public service awards from the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C. and Virginia, and received 17 letters of commendation for Outstanding Police Performance while serving as a police officer with the Arlington County Virginia Police Department. In addition, he is the recipient of the ATF Ariel Rios Memorial Award in recognition of leadership, esprit de corps, positive attitude, integrity, mature judgment, enthusiasm and pride in performance and is the previous recipient of the Financial Crimes Investigator of the Year Award by the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.

Woloszynowski holds a BS in criminal justice from Syracuse University, and a MS in forensic science from George Washington University. He is a graduate of the ATF National Academy, the United States Secret Service Training Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.

He is currently the vice chairman of the board for the local Hampton Roads chapter of the American Society of Industrial Security – International, a member of the Hampton Roads Chiefs of Police Association and a member of the Association of Former Agents of the U.S. Secret Service.

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