COLUMBIA CITY â€” While Columbia Cityâ€™s Police Department has had second- and third-shift sergeants for several years, the duties of the first-shift sergeant have fallen on the captainâ€™s shoulders.
With the ever-chaging duties of the captainâ€™s position, officials decided first-shift officers needed the same consistency as their coworkers, and approved the promotion of a current officer to be the sergeant on first shift.
â€śThis has been topic of discussion for a long time,â€ť said Walt Crowder, Board of Works member. â€śWe all have had feedback that information has not been dispersed the same across all three shifts. All three sergeants will hear the same thing and pass it along. It will form unity in all the shifts. Weâ€™re a 24/7 operation. Sometimes things fall through the cracks. This will help tighten that gap.â€ť
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