Sheriff Ken Stolle announces promotion of Undersheriff, Chief Deputy

Virginia Beach Sheriff Ken Stolle today announced the promotion of Chief Deputy Brian Struzzieri to Undersheriff and Capt. Rocky Holcomb to Chief Deputy. Undersheriff Struzzieri has served the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office for nearly 19 years and has worked in every division: Correctional Operations, Court Security, Transportation and Civil Process. He has served as Chief Deputy of Operations for the past four years. He is the first Undersheriff in Virginia Beach to be promoted through the ranks, having started as a Deputy Sheriff in September 1999.

He replaces former Undersheriff Bruce Benson, who retired on April 30 after more than 22 years of service to the City of Virginia Beach – on the Police Department and with the Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Holcomb has served the Sheriff’s Office for more than 26 years and also has worked in every division, most recently serving as Captain of the Criminal Intelligence Unit and Classification Division. He was promoted to that position in May 2010 and also has worked his way up the ranks since joining the Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff in May 1991. Their promotions are effective today. Chief Deputy Holcomb will oversee Administration and serve alongside Chief Deputy of Operations Victoria Thomson.

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