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Virginia Tech Chief of Police Wendell Flinchum to step down in 2014

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:12:13 PM EST
Updated On: Nov 14 2013 07:49:27 AM EST
BLACKSBURG, Va. -

Virginia Tech Chief of Police Wendell Flinchum will pass the reins of leadership in 2014, according to a news release from Virginia Tech officials.

Flinchum has been on the Virginia Tech police force for almost 29 years beginning as a patrolman in 1985.

He began working as a student employee in the department in 1983 while a Virginia Tech student and never left.

He worked his way through the ranks as detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain, and became chief in 2006