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Arlington Hires New Police Spokesman

by ARLnow.com January 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm 6,488 17 Comments

The Arlington County Police Department has hired a new spokesman.

Dustin Sternbeck is taking over the role of Public Information Officer later this month, as the ACPD spokeswoman for the past 4 years, Det. Crystal Nosal, is heading back to the department’s patrol division. Nosal, a familiar face on local news broadcasts when a significant crime or accident happens in Arlington, is a uniformed police officer while Sternbeck comes to the department as a civilian employee.

Sternbeck was formerly a uniformed Public Information Officer for the Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management. More recently, he served as the spokesman for Northern Virginia Community College.

  • CW

    I read that as “Sternbeck was formerly a uninformed Public Information Officer”; I figured he’d fit right in perfectly at ACPD.

  • Due Diligence

    I just wonder if before they named him the new PIO if they confirmed whether or not he knew what a “dump body” is.

    • Larry

      That has to be some sort of running joke withing the county offices that accidentally got out to the public.

      “Yep, it’s a contract to dump bodies. Next mass casualty around here, we are just going to let out a contract to the lowest bidder to get them out of here as quickly as they can, stacked in trucks like cordwood. World Class Community!”

      • ArlingtonWay

        I wonder if you can just drag the corpses to the curb like i do when i have a special brush pickup. Or maybe they will adapt the leaf sucker trucks?

  • 2Young

    This guy looks all of 23.

    • unlikely – we are just getting old. Everyone is looking mighty young to me now-a-days. 🙂

      • thecharlesriver

        I’m trying to figure out how someone’s appearance or age is relevant.

        • Josh S

          It helped Kennedy get elected….

          • thecharlesriver

            It’s a factor in elections but it’s not relevant to a person’s qualifications. It’s definitely not relevant to this appointment.

  • Nancy Bailey

    A dump body is the body of a dump truck. To quote Reading, a a manufacturer of truck bodies, “Dump bodies, as the name implies, are equipped with underbody hoists, and are used in any application where bulk product has to be unloaded quickly.”

    • Garden City

      Like bodies.

      • drax

        So if the guy who sells those parts of trucks dies and is transported using a truck, the headline could be:

        Dumb body dumps dump body body.

  • Terri

    Why all the surveillance by the Arlington PD of people who are law abiding and just walking down the street going to have a latte at Starbucks?

    • thecharlesriver


  • Harry Rogers

    He’s a hottie.

  • South Awwwlington

    sloppy tie and bad suit. blah.

    • thecharlesriver

      I’d rather have a bad suit than be a shallow person. Blah.


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