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Jerry Holdaway, Interim Chief of Police  


Captain Jerry Holdaway named Interim Radford City Police Chief 

Radford, Va. – Radford City Police, Chief Jeff Dodson, is resigning July 14, 2023 and Patrol Captain Jerry Holdaway has been appointed to serve as the “Interim Police Chief” for the City of Radford.  

Radford City Manager David Ridpath, “Captain Holdaway has represented and served our community well and will continue to do so as Interim Chief.  He knows the community, is dedicated to the men and women of the department, and knows a life rooted in public safety. Radford appreciates his willingness to serve in this important role for our community.”   

Holdaway has been serving most recently as Operations Captain and his twenty plus year history with the department began as a Patrol Officer.  Throughout his career he has advanced in rank serving as a Senior Police Officer, Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant and Captain.  Jerry has a Criminal Justice Degree from Liberty University, is PELS certified by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, he also has FBI and VACP executive leadership training.      

Captain Holdaway said, “I appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve Radford as the Interim Chief of Police, I am excited to get started and look forward to continue to move our department forward.”