Newport News Police Chief Richard Myers has announced the selection of Captain Stacy Kelly as the new Assistant Chief. Captain Kelly will officially assume his new duties as Assistant Chief of the Administration and Support Bureau on September 1, 2014. Captain Kelly will be filling the vacant Assistant Chief position which was created with the retirement of Assistant Chief Lorenzo Sheppard in June of this year.
“Captain Kelly is a solid leader with the energy and creativity needed for our executive team,” said Police Chief Richard Myers. “Selecting only one new Assistant Chief from among several highly qualified candidates has been a challenge, but I’m confident that Captain Kelly is the right choice for our organizational needs, and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Captain Stacy Kelly has been employed by the Newport News Police Department since 1996 and he currently serves as the Central Precinct Commander. Captain Kelly has held several positions while with the police department including Personnel Support Division Commander which is responsible for Training, Recruiting, Records and Logistics; and he has served as the Academy Director and Accreditation Manager for the Newport News Police Training Academy. Under his command, the Academy obtained initial accreditation in 2006. In 2011, he was promoted to Captain and supervised the Communication Division’s initial accreditation.
Captain Kelly possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Leo University and is working towards a Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Tech.