Mr. Richard W. Myers
Richard Myers is the Chief of Police of the Newport News, Virginia Police Department as of Jannuary 2014. He is also the Chairman of the Commission. He retired as chief of the CALEA Accredited Colorado Springs, Colorado Police Department in October 2011, a position he held since January 2007. He had also led departments as chief in Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Commissioner Myers is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He is a past President of the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association, and the Society of Police Futurists International. He is an active member in several national and regional law enforcement organizations, and currently is on the Board of Directors for the Police Executive Research Forum. Chief Myers holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Michigan State University. The Newport News Police Department is a CALEA TRI-ARC agency, having law enforcement accreditation since March 1986, communications accreditation since March 2013, and training academy accreditation since March 2012.