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New Police Captain promoted in Newport

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On Wednesday March 20th Patrol Sergeant Keith Lewis was promoted to the rank of Captain with the Newport Police Department. Captain Lewis began his career with the Newport Police Department in 2006. He has served in the Newport Police Department as a Police Officer I, II, and Patrol Sergeant. Captain Lewis has completed extensive law enforcement management training, and is also a graduate of the 56th session of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Command Institute.

Chief Clark stated during the promotion ceremony, "Captain Lewis has demonstrated excellent leadership and management skills during his tenure as patrol sergeant. I firmly believe that with Captain Lewis's training, experience, and his personal commitment to the Town of Newport this promotion will move our department forward in a professional manner. This promotion will allow for increased supervision of all department operations, and improved span of control over both paid and volunteer personnel and administrative matters."

Newport Mayor Derryl Garner who assisted Chief Clark in "pinning" the Captains badge on Lewis stated to those in attendance, "This is an important day for the Town of Newport, the Newport Police Department, Captain Lewis, and his family. Keith is richly deserving of this promotion and I'm certain that he will perform exceptionally well in this very important position."

The rank of Captain is a command-level management position that will assist the Chief of Police with directing, supervising, and coordinating the activities all police personnel paid and volunteer to assure compliance with department policies, regulations, goals, and mission specific objectives. The Captain will also serve as the Acting Chief of Police during the Chief's absence.

The promotion ceremony was conducted in the Council Chambers at Newport Town Hall and was attended by Newport Police Officers, NPD VIPS Volunteers, Newport Town Council, numerous other local law enforcement command staff, as well as family and friends of Lewis.

 

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