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Police to create sergeant position

November 22, 2013

COLUMBIA CITY — While Columbia City’s Police Department has had second- and third-shift sergeants for several years, the duties of the first-shift sergeant have fallen on the captain’s shoulders.

With the ever-chaging duties of the captain’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.

“This has been topic of discussion for a long time,” said Walt Crowder, Board of Works member. “We 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. We’re a 24/7 operation. Sometimes things fall through the cracks. This will help tighten that gap.”

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