The Town of Warsaw is pleased to announce the appointment of V.A. ‘’Trey’’ Blake as Chief of Police. Chief Blake is a seasoned police officer with almost 20 years of progressive experience in Law Enforcement and Investigations. Chief Blake is a lifelong resident of Middlesex County and has been involved in serving his community as a volunteer firefighter from 1993 until 2014 with the Upper Middlesex Volunteer Fire Dept. During his time with the fire department, Mr. Blake was elected by the department as Lieutenant, Captain, and Treasurer. During his time as a firefighter, he went through various types of firefighting and EMS trainings. In 2003, Chief Blake became an Auxiliary Deputy with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office for Sheriff Guy Abbott. Within a year Chief Blake was offered a Deputy Sheriff position full time by Sheriff Abbott, where he attended Hampton Roads Criminal Justice Training academy. While employed at Middlesex County Sheriffs Office for 3 years, Chief Blake was promoted to the rank of Corporal and within 6 months became Sergeant and remained sergeant until 2015. Also during his time at the Middlesex County Sheriffs Office, Blake was given the role of acting Captain. Trey continued to be involved in law enforcement as a Deputy Sheriff at the Mathews County Sheriffs Office for Sheriff Mark Barrick from 2015 until 2019. In November of 2021, Chief Blake started his employment with Warsaw Police Department. In June of 2022 Blake was promoted to Lieutenant by Chief Andrew Hughes, and on September 1, 2022, Blake was promoted to Chief of Police for the Town of Warsaw.
During his spare time Chief Blake enjoys time with his family and children. He also enjoys spending time fishing and hunting.