Richmond Officially Has A New Top Cop

Don Gosney


For the first time in 23 years Richmond has a new Police Chief that has risen through the ranks within the Richmond Police Department.

In a very crowded lobby of the Richmond Convention Center, Allwyn Brown—commonly known as AB—raised his right hand and repeated the solemn oath as City Clerk Pam Christian recited the words that pledged Richmond’s new Police Chief to uphold the law and protect the rights of the people of Richmond. 

With elected officials, members of the Richmond Police Department, family members, representatives from neighboring police, citizens of Richmond, fire and sheriff’s departments in attendance, the interim Chief—appointed on March 23 by City Manager Bill Lindsay as the new Chief—officially became Richmond’s top cop.

Chief Brown was elevated to his now position after former Chief Chris Magnus left Richmond to become the Police Chief of Tucson, Arizona.  Chief Magnus returned to Richmond to witness the swearing in of his former protégé.


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