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WPD has a new Chief and promote personnel

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The Winchester Police Department (WPD) held their annual promotions ceremony at Jim Barnett Park’s War Memorial Building Oct. 21.

First the swearing in of the first female Police Chief in the Department’s 200 year history took place.

Amanda Behan took the oath of Office at 2:30 p.m. after which she promoted Officer Frank Myrtle to Captain, Jason Poe to Lieutenant along with Adam Orndorff.

Ryan Oravec, Jason Braithwaite and Nate Perry were all promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Behan was joined by her husband Dave and two children at the ceremony.

A video of the Promotions Ceremony is available here.

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