2 Officers Get Corporal Rank

Prince William County Police announced the promotions of Senior Police Officer Dennis Thompson and Investigator James Carr to the rank of corporal last month.

Thompson has been with the county police since 1974 and has served in the Patrol Bureau and Special Operations Bureau as a member of the Tactical Team, Motorcycle Team and Special Weapons and Tactics Team. He currently is assigned to the Operations Division in the Eastern District.

Carr, a former Alexandria police officer, has been on the Prince William County police force for five years and was promoted to investigator in 1987. He was assigned to the Vice/Narcotics Bureau where he served on the Metropolitan Washington PCP Task Force and the Crack Task Force. Carr most recently worked with the Crimes Against Property Section of the Criminal Investigation Division.

Planners Elect Head

Prince William County Supervisor John D. Jenkins was elected president of the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions last month at the annual meeting. Jenkins, who represents the Neabsco District, plans to emphasize the association's legislative program, including waste management, recycling and processing and dissemination of the 1990 census information during his one-year term. He was recently reelected to a second term as president of the Northern Virginia Planning District Commission. Jenkins is also a member of the Virginia Association of Counties' General Government Steering Committee, Virginia Municipal League's Education Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Government's Metropolitan Development Committee and the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission.

Scholarships Given

Robert Covington, of Dumfries, and Davis Lange, of Woodbridge, were awarded Lee-Jackson Scholarships of $1,000 this year for their essays on the two Civil War generals, Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. The awards are given annually to graduating high school seniors by the Lee-Jackson Foundation of Charlottesville. Covington graduated from Potomac High School and Lange from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Julie Meadows, of Manassas, also a graduate of Potomac High, was a recipient of the 1989-90 Granville P. Meade Scholarship. The awards of $500, which are renewable for each of the years of a college education, are awarded to high school seniors placing in the upper third of their graduating classes and who are deemed to be of excellent character and financially deserving. The scholarship was established by Meade, a Clarke County native, to help young Virginians finance their college educations.

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