Deputy Chief Brian Braswell will take over next week as interim Police Chief in Petersburg. He’ll replace Chief William Rhode who came out of retirement last year to guide the department though tough times.
Braswell has been a member of the department for more than twenty years. He said, "I think my first order of business will be to just stabilize the police department and let everybody know we’re gonna be okay, we’re going to move forward and everything’s going to be fine."
He said that, in spite of some setbacks, the Robert Bobb Group has instilled confidence.