Retiring Assistant Chief of Police creates multiple positions and promotions

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Assistant Chief Cary Hargrove, who began employment with the City of Natchitoches Police Department in 1989, is retiring and as a result has opened up a chain of positions and promotions.

Chief of Police Micky Dove and his command staff upon evaluating the potential promotional and positional changes is pleased to announce the following:

Captain Harman Winters has been promoted from Captain over Administration to Assistant Chief of Police. Captain Christopher Payne, formerly the Police Department’s Internal Affairs Investigator, has been reassigned to Captain of Administration. Sergeant Keith McDonald has been promoted to Lieutenant and will assume the duties of shift commander on Shift A. Sergeant Jessica Williams, formerly the Juvenile Investigator, has been promoted to Lieutenant and will assume the duties of Internal Affairs Investigator.

Corporal Bill Connell has been promoted to Sergeant and will assume the duties of the Juvenile Investigator. Corporal Victor Pinkney and Corporal Bobby Beard have been promoted to Sergeant and will remain in the Criminal Investigative Division. Officer Brian Olliff has been reassigned to the Investigative Division and will start his new assignment immediately.

Chief Dove commends the hard work of the men and women of the Natchitoches Police Department and feels that these changes and promotions will continue our forward progress.

Pictured from left are Sgt. Bobby Beard, Capt. Brad Walker, Lt. Keith McDonald, Chief Micky Dove, Asst. Chief Harmon Winters, Lt. Jessica Williams, Sgt. Victor Pinkney, Sgt. Bill Connell and Capt. Christopher Payne.