Roswell promotes 10 cops: Largest number promoted at once

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ROSWELL, Ga. – The Roswell Police Department announced the promotions of three lieutenants and seven sergeants. This is the greatest number of officers to be promoted at one time in the history of the department.

Lt. David Shepard, 24 years of service, Lt. Kevin Smith, 24 years of service, and Lt. Ken McRae, 21 years of service, were promoted March 11. The lieutenants will serve in the patrol division as shift commanders responsible for three of the four patrol squads.

The new sergeants were promoted on April 1. Sgt. April Paul, 28 years of service, will be serving in the narcotics unit while Sgt. Joel Ruff, 15 years of service, will be serving in the criminal investigations division. Sgt. Noah Caplan, 12 years of service, and Sgt. Kyle Ratliff, five years of service, will be assigned to the traffic enforcement unit. Sgt. Trevor Primo, 13 years of service, Sgt. Steve Hood, 12 years of service, and Sgt. Mark MacDonald, eight years of service, will serve in the uniform patrol division.

This article was published in the Revue & News April 11, 2013 edition