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New Deputy Chief sworn in


Beckley (WVVA) Beckley Police Department's first Chief Deputy was sworn in this morning. 

Chief Deputy Jeff McPeake was formerly a Corporal Shift Commander for the Beckley Police Department.

He says he's not much for ceremonies but getting this position is a really important milestone for him and the department.

"At first I didn't even want to have a ceremony but then the guys were like absolutely you're going to have a ceremony.This is the first Deputy Chief position the city has ever had," says McPeake.

The new Chief Deputy position was created by Mayor Bill O'Brien to help bridge the gap between the Chief of Police and the other officers.

McPeake was sworn in by Mayor O'Brien in the Beckley common council chambers.

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