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Praise for Retiring Police Chief

From the Washington Post:

Prince William Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul B. Ebert said that [Police Chief Charlie] Deane has embodied the principles of honesty and integrity, evidenced by the fact that there has never been a major scandal unearthed at the department.

“He insists on everyone in his department being good policemen, and he won’t tolerate dishonesty,” Ebert said.

Deane said he has fired police officers for lying to him. And he has been willing to air the department’s dirty laundry when necessary, especially when his officers have been found breaking the law.

“The community has a right to hold their officers to very high standards,” Deane said. “We can’t expect them to have confidence in us, to trust us, to report crimes to us, without us being honorable people.”

True that.



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