Chief Sheffield announces retirement
Police Chief Michael Sheffield announced this week he will
retire after 16 years as the University's top law enforcement
officer and a quarter-century career in law enforcement at U.Va.
He plans to remain in his position until a successor is named.
55-year-old Charlottesville native, Sheffield first came to the
University as a patrol officer in March 1976 and quickly worked
through the ranks --serving as crime prevention officer, director
of safety and security at University Hospital and police captain
for law enforcement -- before being named chief in 1984.
tenure has been marked by a focus on crime prevention programs
and technological innovation. Sheffield was given the Algernon
Sydney Sullivan Award in 1991.
search for Sheffield's successor will begin immediately.