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Town police chief resigns

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:56 am

Town of Warsaw Police Chief Christopher J. Spare

Town of Warsaw Police Chief Christopher J. Spare

Warsaw Town Police Chief Christopher J. Spare resigned from his post at the February 11 town council meeting.

Spare returned to his role of police chief on July 20 on a part-time basis following a retirement announcement to the Warsaw Town Council on June 30. Prior to his retiremnet, Spare worked full time.

According to Town Manager John Slusser, Spare said he is seeking other opportunities including a teaching career.

Spare thanked the council for their support over the years and the opportunity to serve as the town chief of police

He said he took great pride in his work and accomplishments while in Warsaw.

He also acknowledged the many wonderful people in the Warsaw community that he had the good fortune to work with.

Spare was born and raised in Williamsburg and is a lifelong Virginia resident.  He graduated from Lafayette High School and served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He has served in law enforcement since 1989 with several agencies: Kingsmill Police Department, King & Queen County Sheriff’s Office, New Kent County Sheriff’s Office and West Point Police Department.  Spare was appointed as Chief of Police for the Town of Gordonsville in March 2005 and then appointed Chief in Warsaw in January 2011.  During his career he earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Rappahannock Community College and a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, both in Criminal Justice, from Virginia Commonwealth University.  Spare has been and still is an Adjunct with Rappahannock Community College.

Spare and his wife Shirley were married in West Point nearly 24 years ago and have two daughters,  Katherine and Elizabeth.

There will be a special meeting of the Warsaw Town Council on Thursday, February 18  at 7 p.m. at the Warsaw Town Office, 78 Belle Ville Lane, Warsaw.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel matters which may include a possible appointment of an interim police chief. The discussion of personnel matters may include a portion of the meeting being in closed session.