Minden Police promotes 2 sergeants, hires officer

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Two Minden Police sergeants were promoted to the rank of lieutenant at Monday’s city council meeting.

Detective Ryan Barnette, a 9-year veteran of the force and Tokia Whiting, a 10-year veteran were unanimously approved by the council.

“ These are very good officers,” Police Chief Steve Cropper said during Monday’s meeting.

In a letter to the mayor recommending the two for the promotion, the chief said both scored high on their lieutenant exam by the Fire and Police Civil Service Board.

The department also added to the ranks.

Council members approved the hire of Dillon Dowling as a police officer.

“This helps fill the empty spots on the police roster,” Mayor Tommy Davis said.

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