Town Staff News: Pruitt Promoted; Testerman, Pfeiffer Hired

Sgt. Jim Pruitt

Sgt. James Pruitt

Town Planner Rob Testerman

Town Planner Rob Testerman

Officer Pfeiffer

Officer Chelsea Pfeiffer


July 17, 2013

The Town of Cape Charles has announced three staff changes: two police officers and the town planner.

Police officer James Pruitt has been promoted to the rank of sergeant. According to the Town statement, “His promotion was based on the performance and work ethic shown since being hired in 2010 and his continued attention to detail while performing the required duties assigned to him by command.”

Pruitt was recognized by Gov. Robert McDonnell last October for organizing a dedication service for the Town’s only officer to be killed in the line of duty.

The Town also formally announced the appointment of Rob Testerman as the Town Planner. A native of Chesapeake, Testerman holds a  B.A. in Public and Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech, where he studied urban planning in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

After graduation, Testerman was the land use planner for Accomack County for six years before joining the staff of Cape Charles.

His work for Accomack County included rezonings, conditional use permits, ordinance revisions, GIS mapping, comprehensive plan research, and erosion and sediment control inspections. Testerman is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Chelsea Pfeiffer, the Town’s newest police officer, holds a B.S. in Administration of Justice from George Mason University. She worked for two years as a probation officer for Accomack County and operated the 2A Court Service Unit’s satellite office in Eastville.



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