The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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April 23, 2012

Albemarle police chief promotes officers

Monday, April 23, 2012 — Three Albemarle officers were recently promoted after completing a sergeant assessment center designed to give the officers the opportunity to demonstrate their law enforcement skills and knowledge.

Among the officers to be promoted, all of which received the rank of sergeant, were Jody Cook, John Broadway and David Hunt.

Cook was first hired with Albemarle Police in 2000. He then became a detective in 2005, and with his recent promotion, he becomes the sergeant over patrol squad D.

Broadway was hired in 1997 and became a detective with the department in 1999. After his recent promotion, he becomes the sergeant over the criminal investigations division.

Hunt, who was promoted to sergeant over the narcotics division, was first hired with Albemarle Police Department in 1990. He worked for many years in the patrol and traffic divisions before leaving the department to work with probation and parole.

He returned to APD in 2002 and was stationed as a school resource officer for the Albemarle elementary and middle schools.

Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton explained that Hunt’s position is a new one for the city.

“His position has just been created within the department, along with a gang investigator position. This brings what was a two-man narcotics division to a four-man division,” Halliburton said.

Doug Hicks, who has been with APD for more than 10 years, was promoted to the newly created gang investigator position. He was first hired with the department in 2001. After starting in the patrol division, he was promoted to detective in 2006.

Halliburton also explained that there will also be four gang liaison positions within the patrol division.

“By doing this, we could have an eight-man unit in place within an hour,” he said.

All four promotions became effective April 1.


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