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Richards named Elkins police chief

Broughton: 42 people applied for position

April 18, 2014

ELKINS — A familiar face has been named chief of the Elkins Police Department. Elkins City Council unanimously voted Thursday to appoint Capt. S.D....

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ObieWan

Apr-18-14 11:01 PM

I have known Steve Richards for about 20 years. A more honest police officer or finer person you will not find. I am very happy for Steve and wish him well in his new position. He will be an outstanding Chief.

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rebelchild

Apr-18-14 4:21 PM

Steve is a very good person but an outside person should have been brought in for the job to bring new ideas and a fresh start to taking care of the problems around here, also, how long til he decides to retire and this all has to be done again ?

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GiveMeABreak

Apr-18-14 4:15 PM

I knew he could hold onto his rank as an "Acting Chief", but I didn't think it was legal if you accept a full time position. Pretty sure Rob White did the same thing during his tenure as Chief. I could be wrong, but I didn't think Civil Service allowed that.

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kaleidoscope

Apr-18-14 1:55 PM

Chief of police and hang on to civil service rank as well ... only in Randolph County ...

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JRod00H

Apr-18-14 12:13 PM

Glad to see steve got the job he knows the town and has the years in to lead the force.

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GiveMeABreak

Apr-18-14 11:29 AM

I agree 100% with them appointing Steve as Chief, but is it legal to retain a Civil Service Position while taking a full time job as Chief?

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truthteller

Apr-18-14 10:14 AM

steve will do just FINE

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conservativedad

Apr-18-14 8:10 AM

A big pat on the backs for Elkins City Council and Mayor Broughton for choosing Chief Richards. He's the citizens choice. I've always felt comfortable in small towns where the top cop had been there forever. Good Luck, Steve.

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