Chesapeake Police Chief Kelvin Wright to retire from force in August after 40-year career

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Apr 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 17:35:43-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - After a 40-year career with the Chesapeake Police Department, Police Chief Kelvin L. Wright will retire at the beginning of August.

Wright's last day will be August 1, according to a release from City Manager Christopher Price.

Wright served as Chesapeake's police chief for 14 years.

"While my journey with Kelvin has been relatively brief, to say we’ve been through a lot together is an understatement! I’ve learned so much from him, have benefitted greatly from his leadership, and I am truly honored to have served with him," Price said in a statement.

Wright's retirement was announced and shared with city staff last week.