Bob Roberts is retiring after more than 28 years as chief of West Virginia University’s campus police department.
The university says in a news release Roberts is retiring on Friday, when Maj. William Chedester will take his place. Chedester is a 16-year veteran of the department.
Roberts joined the department in 1985 and was named chief in 1990. Since then the department has more than doubled in size to 57 officers and from two dispatchers to 20 communications officers. It also has added 20 student cadets.
WVU President Gordon Gee says Roberts “understands the community he serves, and never loses sight of the responsibility he has to help keep our students safe so that they can succeed.”