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Brian Moran to continue as Secretary of Public Safety in Northam administration

Gov.-elect Ralph Northam announced today that current Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran will continue his service as part of the incoming administration.

Northam also announced other key appointments for senior leadership positions within the Public Safety and Homeland Security secretariat.

Ryant Washington and Jae K. Davenport will be joining the Northam administration as deputy secretaries.

Lt. Col. Gary Settle will become the new superintendent of the Virginia State Police upon the retirement of Colonel Steven Flaherty.

Harold Clark will continue in his current role as director of the Department of Corrections, and Mike Reilly will join the administration as the next executive director of the Department of Fire Programs.

Andy Block will continue serving as director of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

“As Governor, the safety of all Virginians will always be my number one priority,” said Northam. “Safe communities go hand in hand with businesses small and large choosing to call the Commonwealth home and adding to the New Virginia Economy’s growth. I am confident the team I am announcing today, under Secretary Brian Moran’s continued, capable leadership, will dedicate themselves to moving public safety and criminal justice reform forward over the next four years.

“As we announce our new public safety team, I want to thank Colonel Steven Flaherty for his outstanding career of service to this Commonwealth. Virginia is a safer and more prosperous place to live, work and raise a family thanks to his tireless efforts, and we will all try our best to fill his shoes as we move forward.”

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