VBPD Promotes Four Senior Officers to Include First Female to Deputy Chief Position

Thursday, April 22, 2021

From Virginia Beach Police Department Public Affairs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) will promote its first female Deputy Chief in its 58-year history during a ceremony held in the Virginia Beach City Council Chambers, April 22.

Capt. Shannon Wichtendahl, formerly the commanding officer of the department’s Second Precinct will participate in the history-making ceremony. In addition to Wichtendahl, Capt. Sean Adams will be promoted to Deputy Chief. Lt. Mike Clark and Lt. Harry McBrien will both be promoted to Captain.

“I am humbled by the experience these law enforcement professionals bring to the table,” said VBPD Police Chief Paul W. Neudigate. “Their experience and dedication to our community is inspiring, and today we witnessed history in the making with the promotion of the department’s first female to serve as the deputy chief, something that was long overdue.”

To view the live stream of the April 22 VBPD promotion ceremony, visit https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaBeachPD.


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