Deputy Chief Derek Weeks began his law enforcement career serving four years with the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office before joining the Salem Police Department in 2001 as a Patrol Officer. He transferred to Salem’s Detective Division in 2006 and was elected Officer of The Year by his peers in 2007.
In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and served in that capacity in the Patrol, Services, and Forensics Divisions. During that period, Weeks graduated from the 81st Session of the Virginia Forensic Science Academy. In 2015, he was promoted to the rank Lieutenant and since then has served in the Patrol and Detective Divisions.
Weeks graduated from Glenvar High School in 1992 and from Radford University in 1996. He resides in Salem with his wife and two children. Like Crawley, he assumed his new post on February 1, 2016.
Deputy Chief of Police