Chief of Police, Michael P. Kochis

Chief Kochis was appointed Chief of Police of the Charlottesville Police Department on January 16, 2023.


Prior to being appointed Chief of Police, he was the Chief of Police for the Warrenton Police Department for three years after serving as a Commander with the Alexandria Virginia Police Department. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy for Law Enforcement Executives, and the Senior Management Institute for Policing through the Police Executive Research Forum. 

Chief Kochis currently holds a Certified Public Manager designation from The George Washington University, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration, and a master’s degree in public safety from the University of Virginia.