Tony C. Davis has been promoted to Undersheriff of the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Dana Lawhorne.
Undersheriff Davis, a 21-year veteran of the Office, was named to the position on Jan. 22 by Sheriff Lawhorne. He succeeds David M. Rocco, who retired on Jan. 1 after 29-years of service.
Three other longtime members of the Sheriff’s Office have also been promoted.
On Jan. 13, Sheriff Lawhorne appointed two new captains and lieutenant. Civilian Commander Wendy Webb, a 23-year veteran, and Frank Milano, a 26-year veteran, were promoted to Captain. Carlton Dewberry, who has served 20 years, was promoted to lieutenant
“I am pleased to announce these promotions,” Sheriff Lawhorne said. “Undersheriff Davis has distinguished himself since he joined this Office in 1987 as a Records. Classification manager.”
Davis is now the second in command of the Sheriff’s Office. Among his new duties will be overseeing the Detention Center. He has been a captain and Division Commander of Administrative Services since July 2005.
Undersheriff Davis is no stranger to law enforcement in Northern Virginia. He became a deputy sheriff in Arlington County in 1981 and rose to the rank of captain and assistant director of corrections where he directed a 164-bed linear style facility housing 200-plus inmates.
He joined the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, with its 343-bed direct supervision style facility in 1987 as a civilian. The Alexandria Detention Center (jail) houses between 400 and 550 inmates.
Undersheriff Davis resides in Gainesville. He was educated at Benjamin Franklin University in Washington and the Northern Virginia Community College. He has been a key member of Alexandria’s city emergency management team and a member of the Class of 2008-Leadership Alexandria. His expertise includes multiple training as a hostage negotiator and advance hostage negotiation, leadership training and Police Executive Training.
“Undersheriff Davis’ professionalism, training and leadership are valuable to the outstanding staff we have in our Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Lawhorne.
He is the proud father of Monica Davis.
Captain Webb, who resides in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, started her career in the Alexandria Sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1986. She was named sergeant in 1991 and in 1995 promoted to a civilian supervisory position. In 2006 she became Division Chief and commanded the Administrative Support Section.
She returns to the sworn position of Captain. Lawhorne praised Captain Webb for her longtime service and professional growth.
Captain Milano, a New Jersey native, began his career in Alexandria in 1983 as a deputy. He was promoted to sergeant in 1989 and to lieutenant in 2002. He has held various supervisory positions and currently is assigned to Judicial and Special Operations Division, in charge of warrants, transportation and special operations. He lives in Springfield with his wife and sons. He is an expert baker.
Lieutenant Dewberry, a Bowie resident, is a retired U. S. Marine Corps captain. He joined the sheriff’s office as a deputy in 1989. He currently serves as training coordinator. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2002.
“Each of these promotions is important to the effectiveness of the Sheriff’s Office,” Lawhorne said. “They are quality professionals and bring about the best for the citizens of Alexandria.”