CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A former Clarksburg police officer is returning to the department to become its chief.
Mark Kiddy was named to the position Friday. He’ll begin the job Oct. 21.
Kiddy was a member of the CPD from 1986 to 1998. He then took a job with the West Virginia State Police where he eventually became a detachment commander.
Kiddy said he’s excited to return to Clarksburg.
“Clarksburg is where I started my law enforcement career. It is good to come full circle and return to my roots,” he said in a news release. “I recognize the vitality of having a strong police-community relationship and consider the safety of the community of Clarksburg a top priority.”
Interim Clarksburg City Manager Annette Wright said Kiddy will be a great fit for Clarksburg.
“He is capable of addressing the many issues and challenges the city faces,” Wright said.
Kiddy also served in the U.S. Army Reserve.