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Quantico’s police chief, officer resign amid investigation

January 28, 2013 | Virginia News

Aileen Streng | Manassas Journal Messenger

The Quantico Town Council has accepted the resignations of its police chief and full-time officer after receiving some of the polygraph results it called for when an audit revealed a missing gun, cash and drugs from its police department.

In December, the council asked the Virginia State Police to conduct an investigation of the department. That probe is ongoing.

Its two full-time officers - Town Sergeant and acting police Chief Howard Castle and Officer Daryl Robinson – along with its four auxiliary officers -- had been required by the council to take polygraph tests by Feb. 8.

During a special meeting in late January, the council went into closed session to discuss polygraph test results it had received so far.

Following the closed session, the council accepted the resignations of Castle and Robinson. Their last day with the department was Jan. 22, the same day as the council meeting.

“Since the tests were an administrative/personnel action, I am not allowed to disclose who has or hasn't taken the test and will be unable to disclose the results,” said Quantico Mayor Kevin Brown.

After the audit started at the end of September, the department’s only part-time officer, William Hoff, resigned. Castle had been its full-time day officer and Robinson, the full-time night officer.

The police department is now being staffed by its auxiliary officers and Prince William police until the town hires new officers, Brown said. The Prince William officers are working off-duty being paid by the town. ...

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