Tony Gray

Danville Police Chief Tony Gray (File Photo / April 23, 2012)

Danville City Commission unanimously appointed Tony Gray the city’s permanent police chief Monday.

Gray, a Danville native and 1984 Danville High School graduate, is also the city’s first African-American police chief. 

He began his second stint as interim police chief in December after former chief Jay Newell resigned the post, citing health concerns. Newell remains part of the department as a patrol officer.

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