Lieutenant Leslie Parsons has a 22-year career in law enforcement with the majority of the that career in California. Lt. Parsons served as a police officer, corporal, detective, and in the community policing bureau. Lt. Parsons served as the Police Explorer Advisor, field training officer, terrorism liaison officer, emergency communications coordinator, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) instructor. Lt. Parsons taught a youth program for the department in the local schools and taught at the police academy. Lt. Parsons was also served as the traffic collision investigator, armorer, and rangemaster for the department. I was an instructor for firearms, simunitions, active shooter, and less lethal munitions.
After retiring from the police department, Lt. Parsons was hired by the Colonial Beach Police Department in 2016 and graduated from the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy. Lt. Parsons has served as a police officer, field training officer, sergeant, and lieutenant. Currently Lt. Parsons supervises the Patrol Division. In addition, Lt. Parsons serves as a general instructor, First Aid/CPR instructor, firearms instructor, rangemaster, and armorer within the department. As well as instructing at the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy in report writing, firearms, and firearms instructor classes at the academy.
Lt. Parsons is a graduate of the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy as well as completing advanced leadership training to include the Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement Executive Development Association; Supervisory, Command, and Executive leadership courses earning the Trilogy Award
Lt. Parsons holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Utah. Lt. Parsons also holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law). Lt. Parsons passed the Washington State Bar and served as an attorney in both the public and private sector before beginning his law enforcement career.