New Media Relations Bureau Director Hired by Chief Roessler

Colonel Edwin C. Roessler Jr., Chief of the Fairfax County Police Department, is pleased to announce, the hiring of Anthony J. Guglielmi as Director of the Police Department’s Media Relations Bureau, following a national search. Mr. Guglielmi has an impressive professional communications background in television and radio news, media relations and crisis communications.


Mr. Guglielmi is currently Chief Communication Officer for the Chicago Police Department, where he helped restore the public trust by establishing progressive transparency in law enforcement communications. Among many achievements during his tenure with the department, Mr. Guglielmi led a successful communications strategy that helped pass the Illinois Safe Neighborhoods Act. The law expands services for crime victims, rehabilitation programs and judicial discretion for some sentencing decisions.  He also received an Emmy Award for using social media to effectively deliver public information and highlight the department’s positive community contributions.

Mr. Guglielmi brings over 15 years of high-level leadership experience as a communications director.  Prior to his position with the Chicago Police Department he served as Director of Public Affairs for the Baltimore Police Department, where he was responsible for the development of a citywide text/e-mail alert system. He previously held positions with a New York State Senator and the U.S. Office of Special Counsel as Director of Communications.

Mr. Guglielmi’s anticipated start date is Monday, April 27.