Chief Booth is a native of Virginia and grew up in Northumberland County, Va. He served two enlistments in the U.S. Army, working as an infantryman and a Military Police Officer and deploying to Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. After leaving military service, Chief Booth joined the Richmond Police Department, where he served for 19 years. In Richmond, Chief Booth focused on the reduction of violent crime, community engagement, and working proactively with neighborhoods to effectively recognize and respond to challenges.
In August of 2015, He joined the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in Washington, DC, where he served as the Deputy Chief of Operations and then as the Chief of Police. Chief Booth worked closely with his federal partners in the National Capital Region [NCR] and focused on strengthening collaboration in the region and sharpening the agencies homeland security mission. In July of 2017, he took a position with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security where he served as the Deputy Federal Security Director for the Charlotte, NC region, coordinating transportation security efforts for the Federal Government until he became the Chief of Police for Danville, Virginia, in February 2018.
Chief Booth has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond in Human Resource Management and Leadership Studies and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Virginia Commonwealth University.