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Albemarle Police Captain Schwertfeger Named New Police Chief for Wheeling, West Virginia


The Albemarle County Police Department today announce the early retirement of Captain Shawn Schwertfeger, who is leaving the ACPD after 21 years of dedicated service to become the new Chief of Police for Wheeling, West Virginia. 

Captain Schwertfeger served in many critical positions while with the agency and has a long list of impressive accomplishments.  He led the regional efforts in developing new and very effective strategies for handling the large public safety demands of the annual Foxfield Races. He also organized and led Operation Spring Cleaning which was a large scale criminal warrant operation targeting local fugitives.

Captain Schwertfeger has a bachelors degree in criminal justice from West Liberty University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.  
His leadership, dedication and loyalty will be greatly missed by Albemarle County.



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