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At a special meeting on Monday, June 28 at 10 a.m., which was recessed and reconvened at 6 p.m. Tuesday June 29, the town council named G. “Butch” Wells to serve as Interim Chief of Police. (Click Here to view video from the special meeting.)
Wells previously served as Chief of Police in Staunton, Va., for 17 years, from 1986 to July 2003, at which time he retired. Wells also served as president of Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police from 2000 to 2001. The city of Staunton is located in Augusta County with a population of 23,853 according to the 2000 census and operates under a council-manager form of government.
Major Kenneth Blevins has been in command of the police department as of June 28, which was the last day former police chief Christopher Hawkins served. Blevins indicated the department is the “best its ever been” and they were ready to handle expected crowds over this weekend’s Fourth of July festivities. The Virginia State Police, Westmoreland County and Charles County will assist in crowd control.