Vinton town officials appoint Police Chief, Town Manager

Roanoke Valley News

VINTON, Va. (WFXR) – The Town of Vinton has announced the appointment of a new Chief of Police and Town Manager.

Fabricio D. Drumond began his new role as Vinton’s Police Chief on Dec. 1.

Drumond has been the Interim Police Chief since July 21 after former chief Thomas L. Foster left the position to become the U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Virginia.

Drumond first joined the town in 2009 as an Officer and was promoted to Deputy Police Chief in 2016.

Fabricio Drumond

Previously, Drumond worked for the Roanoke Police Department, where he began is career in law enforcement in 2006.

“It is a great honor and privilege to serve as the Chief of Police for the Town of Vinton. Together, as a community we will continue to fortify the relationship with our residents and the people we serve. United, our destiny for success and safe community will be unshakable. I take great pride in having the privilege to serve amongst the men and women of the Vinton Police Department who have an unwavering passion towards the dedication of service to our wonderful community.

Fabricio Drumond, Vinton Chief of Police

Also, the Town of Vinton announced Richard W. Peters, Jr. as the new Town Manager.

Peters will begin his new role on Jan. 1, 2021.

He has served as the Acting Town Manager since Aug. 1, shortly after former Town Manager Barry Thompson announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31, 2020.

Peters has more than 20 years of experience in local government including the City of Roanoke and Botetourt County.

Richard W. Peters, Jr.

Peters first joined the town in 2015 as Assistant Town Manager/Director of Economic Development.

“I am truly honored to have been selected as Vinton’s next Town Manager. It has been my pleasure to work with Town Council, staff, business owners and residents during my first five years here and I look forward to continuing those relationships in this new role. Having grown up and attended high school in this community, I am very grateful for the opportunity to help shape the services that we provide to our citizens and help direct the future development activities throughout the town.”

Richard W. Peters, Jr. Vinton’s next Town Manager

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