Samuel Roman, Jr. appointed Roanoke’s new Chief of Police

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Photo: Courtesy of the City of Roanoke.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The City of Roanoke has officially announced its new Chief of Police.

Samuel Roman, Jr. comes to Roanoke from Lexington where he currently serves as Police Chief.

The nation-wide search began a few months ago when former chief Tim Jones announced his retirement.

Chester Smith was the acting Chief of Police since Jones’ retirement at the end of January.

“We are so pleased with the selection of Sam Roman as our new Police Chief. Sam knows our community and has a history of working with our neighborhoods to build strong relationships. We are confident his leadership will ensure our Police Department remains one of the most exemplary departments in the Nation.”

Sherman Lea, Roanoke Mayor

Roman will begin his new role as Roanoke’s Chief of Police on March 31.


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