Chief Booth Set to Leave Crewe P.D.

   Written by on June 23, 2016 at 9:51 am

Chief BoothCREWE – The Crewe Police Department recently announced the resignation of Crewe Police Chief Arthur Booth II. Chief Booth started as a police officer for Crewe in 2009, and was later named Chief of Police in 2010. During his administration the police department made significant strides to take control of criminal activity in the town. Under his supervision and direction, officers were able to make a 700% increase in felony arrests from prior administrators.

Chief Booth was known for his work in the community as well and his upgrades to equipment for his officers. He was able to get grants for vehicles, body armor for the officers and create and implement many community policing programs to include, National Night Out, Citizen and Youth Police Academy, the Birthday Club, Music on the Lawn, Movie on the Lawn and the Crewe Pet Show.

The releases stated, “With the assistance of Crewe Police, the Crewe Burkeville Recreation Association raised thousands of dollars for their athletes. His efforts were unconventional but drew attention and participation from local citizens to national (and worldwide) media. As a result, the department received recognition on a continuous basis from organizations as varied as local associations to the National Association of Town Watch.”
His department also made the list of the Top 10 Safest Small Towns in Virginia.

Chief Booth stated, “I am so proud of the strides and accomplishments that our department has achieved during my tenure. I have been fortunate to work with some of the most dedicated and professional police officers this town has ever employed. The limited resources they are provided don’t stand in the way of accomplishing so much and words cannot express how proud I am to have been their Chief. I can only hope that my successor will continue the strides we have made to make the town a safer place to live, work, and raise a family.”

He has set a resignation date of July 29th, 2016 and leaves the department to explore another law enforcement opportunity.

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