CMPD Promotes 28 Staff Members

From The Charlotte Observer, March 8, 2013

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police is promoting 28 staff members during a Friday morning ceremony at the Police Training Academy, including one appointment to the rank of Deputy Chief and four to the rank of Captain.

The promotions include two new commanders of CMPD divisions.

Major Eddie Levins was promoted to Deputy Chief and assigned to Field Services Group North.

Promoted from captain to major were Mike Adams, Freda Lester, Allen Rutledge, and Mike Smathers. Adams was assigned to the Training Bureau, Lester to the Special Investigations Bureau, Rutledge to the Southeast Service Area, and Smathers to the Criminal Investigations Bureau.

The promotions also include new captains for the North Tryon Division (Rob Dance) and University City Division (Todd Garrett). Both were promoted from the rank of lieutenant.

Other promotions which taking place Friday:

Rich Austin, from lieutenant to captain; assigned to Watch Commander Division.

Ryan Butler, from lieutenant to captain; Animal Care and Control.

Gerard Farley, from lieutenant to captain; Watch Commander Division.

Todd Lontz, from lieutenant to captain; Watch Commander Division.

Bret Balamucki, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; Central Division.

Tom Barry, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; Providence Division.

Steven Durant, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; North Tryon Division.

Brad Koch, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; Independence Division.

Dave Robinson, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; Investigative Services Group Support.

Andrew Royston, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; Freedom Division.

Brian Sanders, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; TRAP/POST.

Rich Stahnke, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; Special Events Division.

Christian Wagner, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; Eastway Division.

Alex Watson, from staff sergeant to lieutenant; Westover Division.

Melissa Kiefer, from officer to sergeant; Metro Division.

Caleb Komis, from officer to sergeant; Providence Division.

Melvin Miner, from officer to sergeant; North Division.

Donald Penix, from officer to sergeant; Independence Division.

Celestine Ratliff, from officer to sergeant; Central Division.

Jeff Sterrett, from officer to sergeant; South Division.

Scott Sweatt, from officer to sergeant; University City Division.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/08/3901553/cmpd-promotes-28-staff-members.html#storylink=cpy
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