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Two SHPD officers promoted to sergeant as part of department expansion


July 18, 2018

CITY MANAGER RAY TOWRY congratulates Sgt. Ryan Cummings, left, and Sgt. Chris Wingo after swearing them in.

Ryan Cummings and Chris Wingo were sworn in Friday afternoon as new sergeants with the Sweet Home Police Department.

Their patrol positions were converted to sergeant positions in the city's 2018-19 budget, in addition to a new officer position that will provide additional detective and patrol time.

The number of sergeants increases from two to four, with eight patrol officers.

"This allows us to have one on each shift," said Police Chief Jeff Lynn. "It will allow 24-hour coverage. Their role is going to be to manage that shift."

Prior to their promotion, sergeants Jason Van Eck and Jas...

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