Commander, Public Info Office, Alexandria PD, VA
Crystal Newcombe Nosal balances work in policing and crisis communications as Commander of the Public Information office for the Alexandria Police Department. She has significantly expanded the department’s use of social media and online interactions with the community. Crystal was formerly a police officer with Arlington County, where she was a patrol officer, crime scene investigator and a public information officers. While with Arlington, Crystal received two valor awards and a law enforcement commendation. Crystal graduated from Mary Baldwin College and the Virginia Women’s Institute of Leadership and serviced on the MBC Alumni Board of Directors for six years.