Email Lieutenant Shawn Lasher
Lieutenant Shawn Lasher is a lifelong resident of Fauquier County and graduate of Fauquier High School. He began his law enforcement career working in the prison system at the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Corrections and was hired to work in the jail at the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. Lieutenant Lasher served the citizens of Fauquier County as a Patrol Deputy, Criminal Detective, Patrol Sergeant and Lieutenant. He was assigned as a Team Leader of the Sheriff Emergency Response Team, a Firearms Instructor, and performed many ancillary duties.
In 2004 Lieutenant Lasher was hired by the City of Alexandria Police Department and rose through the ranks to Division Chief. His major responsibilities included commanding personnel, training and supporting the following functions: Patrol, Special Operations, Human Resources, Professional Standards, Training and Accreditation.
Lieutenant Lasher has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University, is a graduate of the FBI Leadership Institute, holds a senior human resources certification from the International Public Management Association, and is a graduate of the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness Field Force Operations and the FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness Civil Disturbance Command. Lieutenant Lasher is also a graduate of the FEMA Emergency Management Institute where he holds all current incident command certifications within FEMA’s National Incident Management System. Lieutenant Lasher is a certified Firearms Instructor and a certified Speed Measurement Instructor and Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Lieutenant Lasher has several weapon armorer certifications and is a Commonwealth of Virginia volunteer Hunter Education and Boat Safety Instructor.