City of Hopewell hires new police chief

HOPEWELL, VA (WWBT) - John F. Keohane, Police Major for Richmond Police Department, will take the position of Police Chief in Hopewell effective May 1, 2011.

The hiring on Major Keohane concludes an extensive, nationwide search for a new Chief that began in February 2011. In all, 83 applicants from twenty-seven states applied for the position.

Major Keohane brings more than 27 years of police experience to Hopewell. According to Hopewell City Manager, Dr. Edwin C. Daley, "Major Keohane will be an outstanding addition to the Hopewell community. He is working hard for a short transition period and to relocate his family to the City of Hopewell."

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