WISE, Va. -

The new chief of the University of Virginia's College at Wise Police Department is a veteran member of the force.
    
Ronnie L. Shortt will replace Steve McCoy, who is retiring.
    
Shortt has been a sergeant for the past three years. He joined the department in 1992 as a patrolman.
    
U.Va.-Wise Chancellor Donnie Price Henry says Shortt is a strong leader with a wealth of law enforcement experience.
    
Shortt also is a member of the Wise County Board of Supervisors.