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Clifford T. "Cliff" Bowen
Chief Bowen is a Newport News, Virginia native who was born and raised in the city. He earned a bachelor's degree in government administration from Christopher Newport University and a master's degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. He graduated from the Public Safety Institute at the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Chief Bowen worked for the Newport News Police Department from 1984 to 2007, retiring as a captain. Chief Bowen has been Poquoson's police chief since June of 2007.
Chief Bowen moved to the City of Poquoson in 1992 with his family. Since then Chief Bowen was actively involved in the community prior to being appointed as the Chief of Police. Chief Bowen sat on the Poquoson City School Board as well as being involved in the city's Kiwanis Club.