Ellington named acting police chief

Published 3:06 pm Thursday, July 21, 2016

A.Q. “Andy” Ellington — the deputy chief and captain of the Farmville Police Department — has been named acting police chief.

Ellington will assume his new position July 28, said Town Manager Gerald Spates.

Current Police Chief Curtis Davis’ last day with the department is July 30. Davis announced his resignation in June.

The town will continue its search for a permanent chief, Spates said. “We’re planning on going through the process … We have advertisements out now. We just started the (search) process. The last time it took 60-90 days.”

“I just had an unexpected opportunity outside of law enforcement pop up, an employment opportunity,” Davis said in a previous interview. “And, so, it was a difficult decision. I had to think about my family and what was best, so I took that job.”

Davis didn’t elaborate on his job offer.

Davis began last March in his position. He succeeded Chief Doug Mooney.