The City of Winchester will host a “Meet the Chief” Open House event on Wednesday, September 20 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. to introduce the newly appointed police chief, John R. Piper. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Active Living Center of Jim Barnett Park, located at 1001 East Cork Street in Winchester.
Chief Piper began his duties in Winchester on Friday, September 1 after being sworn in by the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
“I am humbled and honored to now serve as Winchester’s new Police Chief,” stated Chief Piper at the swearing in ceremony. In the coming months, he plans to begin what he entitles a “Listening Tour” where he will be actively engaging with his department, community leaders, residents, and stakeholders to best assess the needs of the community.
The Meet the Chief Open House will be the first of many opportunities for residents to meet and get to know Chief Piper.