Old Richmond Police Chief lands news job

Posted at 1:53 PM, Apr 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-24 13:53:07-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – More than one year after he left his job as Richmond Police Chief, Bryan Norwood has landed a new gig up Interstate 95.

Norwood was appointed vice president for public safety for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority earlier this month.

“We look forward to the leadership and innovation he will bring to our Police and Fire and Rescue departments from previous success managing emergency responders in other cities,” Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority president and CEO Jack Potter said in a statement.

Norwood will oversee Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority firefighters and police officers at Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport and the Dulles Toll Road.

Norwood received more than $67,000 in severance money when he left Richmond, according to Tammy Hawley, spokeswoman for Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones.

When Norwood left in 2013, it was publicly announced as a mutual decision between he and Mayor Jones. However Norwood later told CBS 6 reporter Mark Holmberg he was forced from his job.