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James City County Names New Police Chief

JAMES CITY-A new police chief for the James City County Police Department has been announced.

Mark Jamison has been selected as new police chief, effective July 1, the county shared on May 23.

Jamison most recently has been with the Lynchburg Police Department. He started there in 1997 and was promoted through the ranks to serve as Deputy Chief of the Field Operations Bureau.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in government from Liberty University and a master’s degree in sociology and criminal justice from Longwood University. Jamison is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police as well as numerous leadership courses. Jamison serves on the Crime Prevention Committee for the International Associations of Chiefs of Police and the Training Committee for the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police.

“Mr. Jamison brings a wealth of experience and exemplary public service to James City County,” said James City County Administrator Scott Stevens in a statement. “I am very optimistic that he will bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to help the department move forward. I want to express my appreciation for Interim Chief Tony Dallman and commend him for the extraordinary effort over the past six months in moving the department in a positive direction, despite challenges and staffing shortages. Finally, I would like to thank the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police for conducting the recruitment and interview process that resulted in the eventual selection of Chief Jamison.”

Jamison added:  “I am excited to be chosen as the next chief of police for the James City County Police Department. I’m honored to lead this dedicated team of law enforcement professionals, and I look forward to collaborating with the citizens and county leaders as we continue to achieve a quality community.”

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