A shift of assignments is coming July 1 for nine police department commanders and captains, Metro Police Chief Ronal Serpas announced Wednesday.
The changes are part of the chief's commitment to broaden the management experience of precinct and division leaders.
“As I told all of our captains and commanders more than one year ago, it is vitally important for a police department our size to develop the careers of senior leadership by exposing them to the challenges and rewards of managing various police department components during their tenures,” Serpas said in a release. “Too often in police work, precinct and division-level managers become stagnant by staying in one assignment for decades. That practice is a disservice to not only the employees, but the citizens we serve.
“A number of the persons transferring to new assignments have been in their current positions for several years. I have every expectation that all will be very successful in their new roles.”
The nine captains and commanders taking on new assignments are:
Capt. Todd Henry, who currently oversees the Specialized Investigations Division, will become the Commander of the Hermitage Precinct.
Cmdr. Michelle Richter, who currently oversees the Hermitage Precinct, will become the Commander of the West Precinct.
Capt. Paul Trickey, who currently oversees the Strategic Development Division, will become the Captain over the Specialized Investigations Division.
Cmdr. Mickey Miller, who currently oversees the West Precinct, will become the Captain over the Warrants Division.
Capt. Karl Roller, who currently oversees the Warrants Division, will become the Captain over the Identification Division.
Capt. Mike Hagar, who currently oversees the Identification Division, will become the Captain over the Strategic Development Division.
Capt. Rita Brockman-Baker, who currently oversees the Domestic Violence Division, will become the Executive Officer in the Administrative Services Bureau.
Captain Michelle Donegan, who is currently a Field Supervisor, will become the Captain over the Domestic Violence Division.
Captain Ben Dicke, who is currently the Executive Officer in the Administrative Services Bureau, will become a Field Supervisor.