Lieutenant Richard MacWelch
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Lieutenant MacWelch is a lifetime Fauquier County resident who graduated from Fauquier High School. He and his wife Bev have three grown children and four grandchildren who all live in the county. He enjoys gardening, farming and travel. He is active in his church and local charities.
Lieutenant MacWelch has worked in law enforcement for over 27 years and has served in multiple capacities during that time. He started his career as a dispatcher, worked as a jailer, court security officer, patrol deputy, DARE instructor, K-9 officer, search and rescue, law enforcement explorer advisor, school resource officer, major crimes detective and various administrative positions in the law enforcement field. Most recently he worked as the senior polygraph examiner and intern polygraph supervisor for a neighboring county for 10 years.