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Chesapeake’s police chief announces his retirement

September 26, 2007 | Virginia News

News Image Police Chief Richard A. Justice announced his retirement today in a news conference at City Hall

"After 42 years, I think it's time," Justice said. "It's been a hoot." His retirement date is set for April 1, 2008, Justice said. He began his career with the department on April Fool's Day 1966 and progressed through the ranks, serving in all major units within the department. Colonel Justice was appointed Deputy Chief of Police in 1990 and served in that capacity until being appointed Chief of Police in 1997, succeeding Ian Shipley who died suddenly. He has attended numerous law enforcement schools and seminars and is a graduate of the 97th Session of the FBI National Academy. City Manager William E. Harrell plans to conduct a national search for the chief's replacement. External Link to Article