HAMLET — Interim Chief of Police Rodney Tucker announced two promotions and a new officer at the Hamlet Police Department.
Officer Heather Lynn Wyatt was promoted to the position of investigator. Tucker said in a letter that Wyatt has been a dedicated officer with Hamlet for the past two years. Wyatt graduated from basic law enforcement training at Richmond Community College and was voted by her peers as best overall cadet.
Wyatt is also a graduate of University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She has completed 200 hours of training at the North Carolina Justice Academy in the field of criminal investigations.
Officer Grantland Jackson was promoted to the position of sergeant. Jackson served as an officer at the Candor Police Department for two years before joining the Hamlet department three years ago. Tucker said Jackson’s demonstrated leadership will be an asset to the department.
Tucker announced the hiring of Officer Randy Dover, who served nine years at the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office. Tucker said Dover brings a vast knowledge of law enforcement experience with him to the Hamlet Police Department. He has served as a sheriff’s deputy and as an investigator during his law enforcement career.
— Melonie Flomer