It’s (Finally) Official: Jim Pruitt Is Chief of Police


January 11, 2013

Jim Pruitt’s first day on the job as Cape Charles Chief of Police was Tuesday, January 7, according to Town Manager Heather Arcos.

A formal change of command ceremony will be conducted when Town Council meets Thursday, January 16.

Council originally planned to hold the change of command at the December 19 Town Council meeting, but Pruitt did not immediately accept the appointment, causing the Town to go the first week of January without a police chief.


Former Chief Charles “Sambo” Brown retired December 31.

Chief Pruitt’s first order of business is to interview and hire two officers — one to fill his own former position, and the other to replace Dan Bell, who has resigned from the force.



5 Responses to “It’s (Finally) Official: Jim Pruitt Is Chief of Police”

  1. John Hickman on January 11th, 2014 5:10 am

    Congratulations Jim!

  2. Dave Hainsworth on January 11th, 2014 11:28 am

    Congratulations to Jim and to Jimmy and Etta (I am sure they are proud parents)!

  3. Nathan Travis on January 12th, 2014 9:16 pm

    Way to go Cuz! Congrats man.

  4. Lt. David Thornes (Ret.) on January 13th, 2014 7:42 am

    Congratulations Jim, We look forward to seeing you around town. If I can be of any help, call.

  5. Ginny Dorsch Nipper on January 14th, 2014 9:08 am

    Congratulations Jim! I know you will do a FANTASTIC job!