Our 2017 Grand Marshal
Col. Thierry G. Dupuis was appointed the chief of police for the Chesterfield County Police Department on July 10, 2007. He oversees 636 full and part-time sworn and civilian employees. Col. Dupuis' law-enforcement career began in 1977 as a deputy with the Richmond Sheriff's Office. He served as a patrol officer with the Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department in 1978 and then joined the Chesterfield County Police Department as a patrol officer in 1979. Col. Dupuis has served within all major divisions within the department. He is the 7th chief in the department's history and the first to have held all ranks within the department including officer, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major and lieutenant colonel.
Col. Dupuis is a Fork Union Military Academy graduate. He holds an associate degree in applied science from John Tyler Community College, a bachelor of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master's degree in business administration from Averett College. He is also a graduate of the Administrative Officers Management Program at North Carolina State University, Drug Unit Commanders Academy at the Drug Enforcement Administration, Professional Executive Leadership School at the University of Richmond and the LEAD program with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.
Col. Dupuis has served as an adjunct professor with the School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. He serves on several community service boards to include SAFE, a substance abuse prevention coalition, the John Tyler ASAP policy board and the Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Community Criminal Justice Board.
Thierry G. Dupuis, chief of police
P.O. Box 148
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0148