As Chaplain, Pastor Lou will serve officers and staff of the department, their families, and all members of our local community regardless of faith affiliation. He also serves as a bridge between our faith communities and the local government as they seek to address common social concerns. A former police officer in Alexandria, Pastor Lou has an MS degree in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Basic Level Chaplain Credential from the International Conference of Police chaplains. In 2018, he was awarded a Medal of Merit from the National Sheriff’s Association for his chaplaincy service in Hanover County, Virginia.