Riley Named Interim Police Chief For Lexington

Capt. Mark Riley has agreed to serve as the interim chief of police for Lexington beginning on Friday, March 27. 

The current chief of police, Samuel Roman Jr., is stepping down from his position with Lexington as of the same date, having accepted the position of chief of police for the city of Roanoke.

Riley was born and raised in Lexington and attended Natural Bridge High School as well as Dabney S. Lancaster Community College where he graduated with a degree in administration of justice. He has served with the Lexington Police Department for over 26 years and has held the position of interim chief of police for the city once before.

Riley has been awarded several honors, including the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, Medal of Valor, a Gallantry Star, Distinguished Service Medal, and three Life Saving Awards.

When asked about the opportunity, Riley commented, “I would just like to say that I am excited to serve as the interim chief of police.  The staff at the Lexington Police Department are the most caring and dedicated people I know.  We will continue our commitment to the professional service to our community.”

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