The Southport Police Department held a pitch-in dinner Sept. 4 to swear in seven new officers and to recognize those who have been promoted.
“We’re trying hard to have a community-based and a family-based Police Department,” Maj. David Howe said. “This was an opportunity to have the officers recognized for promotion and have their families there.”
The evening gave officers’ families an opportunity to participate in a pinning ceremony for previously promoted personnel. Other officers were also promoted, and new explorers, who are part of a youth training program, were introduced.
The program also featured a video tribute to fallen Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer Perry Renn and officers participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease.
The newly appointed officers are Matthew Carroll, Nicholas Rose, Jonathon Cook, Marcus Harris, Gabriel Harman, Ryan Bowersox and William Ballard.
Bob Curl was promoted to assistant chief of police, Paul Tutsie to detective; Kyle Vaughn, sergeant; Nathanael Williams, corporal; Dawn Arthur, corporal; Aaron Allan, corporal; and Joseph Parnin, corporal.
Recognized explorers were Christian Howe, Ashley Butler-Snyder, Austin Stover and Robert Hodge.
Pinned officers were David Howe, major; Ginger Robertson, captain; Matthew Wright, lieutenant; Lucas Quinlin, lieutenant; and David Hodge, sergeant.