Mike Frost named interim Lexington police chief

The city of Lexington announced today that Lt. Michael Frost has agreed to serve as the interim police chief for Lexington beginning on Monday, Oct. 26.

The current interim chief, Mark Riley, is retiring at the end of this month. 

Frost is a native of Rockbridge County and has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, having served with both the Lexington and Roanoke County police departments.  He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. 

He has earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Radford University and completed the Administrative Officers Management Program through North Carolina State University.

Frost has received several honors during his career, including the Life Saving, Meritorious Service, and Distinguished Service medals.

When asked about the opportunity, Frost said, “I look forward to building and growing on the previous generations of the Lexington Police Department and all their hard work and dedication.  In doing such, I feel our team can provide the highest level of service to the community and be exemplary stewards of the public’s trust.” 

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