New Dunbar Police Chief Named after Longtime Chief Retires

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

DUNBAR, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Dunbar residents are saying farewell to their longtime police chief and hello to a new one.

Earl Whittington, who has been police chief for 29 years, announced his retirement during a City Council meeting Monday night.

Meanwhile, Jesse Bailes was sworn in as the new police chief. Bailes is a 27-year veteran of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

Bailes takes over for Whittington immediately. Whittington has accepted a position with the sheriff's department.

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