Longwood University Police Chief To Retire

Longwood University Police Col. Bob Beach, who since 2007 has led the police department, is announcing his retirement after this academic year. Beach implemented a number of changes, notably doubling the number of sworn officers, incorporating force-multiplying technology (including hundreds of security cameras and emergency phone), creating dozens of classes available to students, and increasing the level of emergency preparedness for potential crises. He also ushered in a new era of cooperation with town and county law enforcement, building bridges that have created new opportunities for the community to work together.