Richmond’s deputy police chief heading to Newport News

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond’s Deputy Police Chief Steve Drew is leaving the department to become Newport News’ next police chief.

Drew has served the Richmond Police Department for 24 years and headed the department’s Major Crimes Unit before becoming Deputy Chief.

In Newport News, Drew will oversee 600 employees.

He takes over as chief of police July 2 and will have an annual salary of $177,000.

“Being selected as the next chief of police for the Newport News Police Department is the greatest honor of my career,” Drew said.

As reported by 8News sister station WAVY, Newport News City Manager Cynthia Rohlf released the following statement regarding Drew’s hiring:

“I am excited that Steve is joining the Newport News team to lead our nationally accredited Police Department. His extensive law enforcement experience coupled with a strong belief in partnerships between the community and the police will serve our citizens well.”

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