Keatts named chief of police in Poquoson

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Courtesy of Poquoson Police Department

POQUOSON, Va. (WAVY) — Poquoson law enforcement have welcomed a new chief of police to their department.

Stephen Keatts, a 26-year veteran of the Roanoke Police Department, was sworn in as chief on Tuesday. Chief Keatts is stepping in a little over two months after former Chief of Police Cliff Bowen retired on August 1 of this year.

In those two months, Mr. Percy Ward was appointed as acting chief.

According to the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, Chief Keatts served in the Professional Standards Unit as well as their Geographic and Community Policing Unit in Roanoke.

Additionally, he served more than 15 years in the Patrol Division with seven years as a sergeant and two years as a school resource officer.

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