7/3/2013 6:00:00 AM Streamlined KPD announces promotions
Several Kingman Police Department employees recently received promotions. They are, from left: Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper, Sgt. Evan Kunert, Support Services Administrator Jennifer Sohocki, Administrative Secretary Tiffany Reed, MAGNET Administrative Secretary Krista Huggins and Lt. Shay Weber. Courtesy
KINGMAN - Several employees of the Kingman Police Department have been promoted, effective Monday, as the city begins a new fiscal year.
Former captain Rusty Cooper is now the deputy chief of police. There are no captains at the streamlined department as of Monday.
Former Sgt. Shay Weber has been promoted to lieutenant in charge of the patrol division. Former officer Evan Kunert has been promoted to sergeant.
Among civilian staff, Jennifer Sohocki fills the newly created position of Support Services administrator. The former administrative assistant will oversee the department's grants, serve as a public information officer and handle other duties.
Tiffany Reed has been promoted to an administrative assistant and former part-time employee Krista Huggins is now a full-time administrative secretary for the Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team.
Police Chief Robert DeVries officiated at a brief ceremony last week.
Elsewhere in city government, Fire Chief Chuck Osterman takes over for former City Manager Jack Kramer, who has retired after 34 years of service. Osterman will serve in an interim role until the City Council hires a full-time replacement for Kramer.