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Newport News Police Chief Rick Myers Announces Resignation

August 8, 2017 | Virginia News

News Image Newport News Police Chief Rick Myers has announced plans to leave his position effective September 1, 2017. He has accepted a job with a national Police Chiefs organization as executive director. Myers has led the Newport News Police Department with a total of 424 sworn officers since January 2014.

“We have been fortunate to have Rick as our Chief of Police these past 3½ years,” City Manager Cindy Rohlf said. “With his extensive knowledge and experience in law enforcement, he has served the citizens of Newport News well during his tenure here.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege working with this Police Department, the City Manager, and City Council, as well as the citizens of this great city. This department truly exemplifies professionalism and community policing, and I am proud to have been a part of that,” Myers said. “This new opportunity is a natural and timely transition from being a chief while still being able to continue to serve my profession.”

An extensive national search will be conducted to fill the position of Police Chief. City Manager Rohlf has not named an Interim Chief of Police at this time.