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Hampton selects new police chief

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Posted at 9:46 PM, Sep 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-11 21:46:19-04

Hampton, Va. – The City of Hampton has named a new police chief.

Terry Sult, 56, was chosen after a national search. The city also involved the community in the process.

Sult has been the director of public safety in Sandy Springs, Ga.

City Manager Mary Bunting says Sult spent 27 years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg and he was also the police chief in Gastonia, N.C. and Sandy Springs.

“Hampton is a beautiful city with a strong history and a great future. The crime rate overall has been decreasing, and the force has an excellent record of solving crimes. Our foremost priority is to prevent crime. We will seek to better understand community concerns by strengthening community partnerships with a priority to stem the recent uptick in youth violence,” says Sult.

Sult will take over as chief effective October 7th.