Interim City Manager

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Douglas KeenInterim City Manager
Douglas W. Keen

The Manassas City Police Chief is appointed by the city manager, working with the mayor and City Council. Colonel Douglas W. Keen is the Chief of Police for the City of Manassas, a nationally accredited law enforcement agency. He was appointed to this position on May 1, 2010, by the city manager and sworn in by the mayor. Chief Keen began his career with the City of Manassas in 1989 and has served in many capacities including progressive and comprehensive work in line, supervisory, and command positions including officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and division commander. As Chief of Police, Colonel Keen manages a highly progressive and professional agency and staff of approximately 125 members.


  • Bachelor of Science, George Mason University
  • Masters Degree in Public Administration, University of Oklahoma
  • Graduate, FBI National Academy, 201st Session
Career Highlights
  • Full compliance with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Standards (CALEA), Flagship status
  • Reorganization of the Department after budget reductions
  • Restructured community policing goals
  • Implementation of a new CAD system
Professional Organizations & Memberships
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates
  • Police Executive Research Forum
Significant Accomplishments, Awards, & Recognition
  • 2012 Valor Award Recipient
  • Honorable Service Award Recipient

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