Wayne Promisel is a Fairfax County Police Department retiree with twenty-five years of service. For twenty years, he was assigned to the Child Services Unit as a detective specializing in the investigation of abuse and exploitation of children. A dedicated trainer and consultant, he has delivered presentations to multi-disciplinary audiences in a variety of forums worldwide on missing, exploited, and abused children; contributed to publications and curriculums on these subjects; and facilitated discussions at conferences and in jurisdictions he has visited. Following his retirement, he served as the Director of the Juvenile Justice Division at Child Welfare League of America where he was responsible for the overall operation and administration of the Division. Specifically, he provided leadership and coordination to promote juvenile justice and child welfare systems integration and reform through the development of special program planning, activities, and other initiatives essential to the mission of CWLA and the division. In March of 2008, Wayne returned to law enforcement when he was hired by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Having been assigned to the Sex Crimes unit, he will investigate adult sexual assaults and the abuse and exploitation of children.
Mr. Promisel initiated several special projects during his police career including: authoring a legislative initiative enabling law enforcement to investigate computer facilitated crimes against children; assisting in the design of a public-private partnership that has implemented sex offender, online investigations, and education and prevention programs in Fairfax County; assisting in the development of multi-agency protocols that allow children to receive forensic examinations following physical and sexual assaults; and participating in efforts to enhance communication and information-sharing between agencies and the community. He was recognized for his efforts in The Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse, portable guide, published by the Department of Justice.
Career achievements include being selected as the Child Abuse Investigator of the Year in the metropolitan Washington DC area and also receiving awards from the Fairfax County Juvenile Court and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for contributions to the advancement and improvement of public service in the Fairfax County community. Mr. Promisel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Salem State College and a Masters in Science of Administration from Central Michigan University.