Virginia Beach PD to promote Shannon Wichtendahl as its first female deputy police chief

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — History will be made on Thursday in Virginia Beach.

The Virginia Beach Police Department will make Capt. Shannon Wichtendahl its first female deputy chief in the department’s 58-year history.

She will be promoted in a ceremony in the Virginia Beach council chambers.

Wichtendahl has served in the department for 33 years and is the former commanding officer of the department’s second precinct.

Look for more coverage coming up later today.

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