Chief Maggie A. DeBoard was appointed Chief of Police for the Herndon Police Department in March 2012. She began her career in law enforcement in 1986 with the Fairfax County Police Department, where she served for more than 25 years before retiring as a deputy chief.
Chief DeBoard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from George Mason University and a Masters of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense), from the Naval Postgraduate School. She is also a graduate of the FBI's National Academy. Chief DeBoard has extensive experience in community policing, patrol and special operations, training, leadership development, and officer safety.
In a volunteer capacity, Chief DeBoard also serves as president of the Fairfax, Virginia based Police Unity Tour – Chapter IV, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, and raising funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, D.C.