Colonial Heights Police Chief dismissed, Virginia State Police are investigating

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VIRGINIA (WRIC) – The Colonial Heights police chief has been placed on administrative leave until further notice, a city official confirmed on Thursday.

Colonial Heights Police Chief Jeff Ferris was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, March 2nd.

According to Virginia State Police, the reason for Ferry’s removal was “accusations of inappropriate behavior and interaction” while off duty.

Major Rob Ruxer has been appointed Acting Chief until further notice.

Ferris has worked in the Colonial Heights Police Department since 1989, and in 2005 became interim police chief. In 2006, he received a permanent position.

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