Major David C. Vermeer
Major Vermeer embarked upon his career in law enforcement in 1991 while simultaneously serving his country in the United States Army Reserves (1988-1996). Initially working for the Petersburg Bureau of Police, he moved on to join the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office in 1994. In the following three years, Major Vermeer held various assignments within both the day and evening shift Uniform Patrol Division as a patrol deputy. Subsequently, he was transferred to the Administrative Division to act as the first full-time Assistant Training Officer. Here, he implemented and tracked incumbent and recruit training and fleet operation. Additionally, he was the first range officer for the newly opened Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Firearms Range.
In 1999, Major Vermeer was promoted to the rank of sergeant, with an assignment to the Uniform Patrol Division. What followed was a transfer to the Administrative Division in 2001, where he served as a training supervisor for a year until he was appointed to the position of Lieutenant, simultaneously leading as a supervisor over the Training and Personnel unit. An assignment to the Uniform Patrol Division as a shift lieutenant for the Evening Shift patrol followed in 2003.
Beginning in 2006, Major Vermeer received a transfer to the Investigative Division where he served as Narcotics unit lieutenant. Here, he was tasked with supervising strategic and tactical narcotics investigations occurring within Hanover County. What followed was an appointment to the position of Captain in 2009 where he led as Division Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division. He provided leadership and guidance for three patrol shifts, the Youth Services unit, the Safe Streets unit, as well as all special teams within the agency. In 2014, he was once again transferred, this time to the Investigative Division to oversee the General, Vice/Narcotics, and Street Crimes units.
In his most recent promotion, occurring in 2018, Major Vermeer was elevated to the position of Major with an assignment to the Administrative Division. He leads all matters related to human resources, budget administration, strategic planning, training, records and evidence management, and court and fleet services.
A graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University, Major Vermeer holds a Bachelor of Administration in Communications. He obtained his Masters in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from the American Military University. Committed to professional development, Major Vermeer has attended the Virginia Tech Institute for Leadership in Changing Times as well as the University of Richmond’s Professional Executive Leadership School. He is a 2005 graduate of the FBI National Academy Session #220.
Major Vermeer has served as a member of the High-Risk Entry Team and acted as team leader of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Canine Team. He was recognized with the Bronze Award for Valor by the Richmond Retail Merchants Association in 2000.
When Major Vermeer is not serving his community and the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, he enjoys a happy home life in Mechanicsville with his wife and daughters.