The Mason District Police Station is getting a new commander. Capt. David Smith, assistant director of the Fairfax County Criminal Justice Training Academy, is scheduled to take command of the Mason Police District on Jan. 11.
Smith replaces Capt. Carol Wilhite, who’s only been Mason Police commander since April 2013. According to a police department spokesperson, the county’s new police chief, Col. Edwin Roessler Jr., is making a lot of personnel changes. The Criminal Justice Academy serves the Fairfax County Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, and Fire Marshal’s Office and the police departments of Herndon and Vienna.