BERLIN - The Police Commission promoted two officers at its Dec. 20 meeting.
Sgt. Drew Gallupe was promoted to lieutenant and Officer Ryan Gould was promoted to sergeant.
“I think he’s an outstanding officer,” said Commissioner Paul Eshoo of Gallupe, who fills the lieutenant position vacated by Chris Ciuci when Ciuci became deputy chief.
Gallupe scored the highest of four candidates. He has worked as a field training officer and taught the DARE program.
Police Chief John Klett said Gallupe had been a sergeant since 2004 and was a traffic officer for four years previous.
Of Gould, Klett said: “In my personal opinion, Ryan has proven himself over the years. I think he’s ready.”
Gould outscored eight other applicants for promotion.
He has served the department for almost 17 years in the detective bureau, as a field training officer, as a use of force instructor and as a traffic officer.
He will work the midnight shift, Klett said.
The commission agreed with Klett to start the two in their new roles effective Sunday.
The commission tabled a decision on creating a lieutenant position in the detective bureau until its next meeting.
Chairman Bob Peters said if the commission wants to go ahead with it, he would like to see a member of the detective bureau concentrate on drugs.
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