Percy C. Ashcraft
County Administrator
Phone: (804) 722-8600
Facsimile: (804) 732-3604
County_Seal_clear   BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
William A. Robertson, Jr., Chairman
Jerry J. Skalsky, Vice-Chairman
Alan R. Carmichael
Donald R. Hunter
T. J. Webb

February 24, 2016
Keith Early Appointed New
Prince George Police Chief

Prince George County Administrator Percy Ashcraft has announced that Captain Keith Early has been appointed to the position of Police Chief.

Early, a Prince George County resident, is currently an Operations Division Commander for the City of Colonial Heights. He will assume his new responsibilities on March 14.

“We went through a very thorough application and screening process to fill this very important position,” commented Ashcraft. “There were a number of outstanding applicants. Captain Early represents all we were looking for.”

Early will replace Chief Ed Frankenstein, who retired October 1. The search began last April to fill the position.

“It was important we found the right person,” Ashcraft said of the lengthy time frame to fill the position. “Sometimes these things take weeks, and other times they take months. But in the end, finding someone who is the right fit is the ultimate goal.”

Early began his law enforcement career as a Patrol Officer in the City of Petersburg in 1993. After accepting a similar position in Colonial Heights in 1994, he rose through the ranks holding positions as sergeant and lieutenant before being named captain in 2007.

Early has a Bachelor of Science degree in Justice Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University and a minor in psychology. He has attended Penn State University for Police Executive Development, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Early will inherit a Police force with 78 positions, including Communications and Animal Control. There are 58 sworn officers.