Mr. Robert "Rob" Quick

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Mr. Robert "Rob" Quick

Mr. Quick served for 24 years with the City of Norfolk, VA Police Department. He started his career in 1988 as a patrol officer in the First Patrol Division. Norfolk had over 700 sworn officers with many specialty units. Mr. Quick had always wanted to work in investigations and within 5 years he was transferred to the department's Detective Division. He started in the Larceny Unit and soon moved to the Auto Theft Unit. This unit handled not only stolen vehicles but hit and run fatalities as well. After 3 years he moved to the Sexual Assault Unit. This unit also handled crimes against and involving children. After a year, he transferred to the city's Forensic Unit. He spent the next 11 years as a Crime Scene Investigator. While there he was accepted to the Virginia Forensic Science Academy located in Richmond, VA. For 2 months he faced a rigorous training regime and graduated in 2000. He became the unit's primary training officer for new investigators. He was certified as an expert witness in Norfolk's Circuit Court. During his time on the department, he also earned an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University. He was also certified as a General Instructor and taught both new recruits and experienced officers in the police academy. He has been a guest instructor for the VA Forensic Science Academy, VA State Medical Examiner's Office, and several local departments. After 20 years he decided to take the promotional exam and was promoted to Sergeant. He was immediately put in charge of a platoon back in the First Patrol Division. But, this lasted less than a year as he was asked to come back to the Detective Division and supervise the Forensic Unit. He oversaw the Crime Scene Unit, Latent Print Section, Photo Lab, and Computer Forensics Section. When his family moved to Augusta County in 2012, he worked for the Bridgewater Airpark Police Department as a part-time patrol officer. He quickly moved to a full-time sergeant's position and acted as the training officer. He was later promoted to Lieutenant and in 2016 was promoted to Chief of Police. After a year he accepted the position as Criminal Justice Instructor at Valley Career and Technical Center. He still works part-time as a police officer with the BAPD.