Lynchburg City Manager Bonnie Svreck announced that Interim Police Chief Ryan Zuidema has been officially appointed Chief of Police in Lynchburg.
This decision came after an extensive search that included conversations with Lynchburg Police Officers, City Council, City Leadership, and members of the community. The decision came down to Zuidema and Deputy Chief Mark Jamison.
"I must single out Deputy Chief Mark Jamison for both his professionalism and leadership throughout this selection process and during his entire career. On a personal level, his never ending support and friendship have helped prepare me for this position,” Zuidema said.
Zuidema has severed with the Lynchburg Police Department since 1997.