Leesburg Police Officer Retires After Providing More Than 25 Years of Public Service to the Town of Leesburg


Leesburg Police Officer Retires After Providing More Than 25 Years of Public Service to the Town of Leesburg

Lieutenant TJ Moore

Leesburg, VA – We would like to congratulate Lieutenant T.J. Moore on his retirement from the Leesburg Police Department after providing more than 25 years of public service to the Town.

Lieutenant Moore was hired by the Leesburg Police Department on December 27, 1996. Prior to joining the Leesburg Police Department, he served in the United States Marine Corps for more than 5 years where he was assigned to the prestigious Marine Security Guard Program at U.S. Embassies in Mali, West Africa, Vienna, Austria, and Moscow, USSR.

Upon graduation from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, Lieutenant Moore was assigned to the Patrol Division where he served as a Field Training Officer before being promoted to Sergeant in 2003. During his time in Patrol, Lieutenant Moore served on the Hostage Negotiation Team for 17 years. In 2004, Lieutenant Moore was directed by then Chief of Police Joseph Price, to form an Honor Guard Team, on which he has proudly served since its inception. In 2014, Lieutenant Moore was assigned to the Information Services Section where he supervised the department’s Emergency Communications Center and Records Section. During this time, Lieutenant Moore became the department’s Accreditation Manager. In 2019, he was assigned as the acting Lieutenant of the Information Services Section, and was officially promoted to Lieutenant in 2020.

Over the past 25 years, Lt. Moore has been awarded several Commander’s Awards, a Bronze Medal of Valor, a Unit Citation Medal, and a Life Saving Medal. Additionally, over the years, the Leesburg Police Department has received numerous letters of thanks from the public, from Town employees, and from our law enforcement partners for the positive interactions that they each have had with Lieutenant Moore.

Lieutenant Moore is most proud of the friendships and bonds that he has made during his many interactions as a Community Policing Officer and as a partner. “These relationships and friendships, some over 20 years old, continue to this day and I consider them all family. I will cherish them forever,” advised Lieutenant Moore.

In retirement, Lieutenant Moore looks forward to the next chapter of his life with his family.

T.J., on behalf of Chief Brown and your LPD Family, thank you for all that you have done over the past two and a half decades to better our community!