The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Rockingham Police Department recently made a series of promotions within the two agencies. Pictured from left to right are Major/Assistant Chief Mike Cockman, Donavan Young, who was promoted from Detective to Detective Sergeant, Doris Asbury, who was promoted from Communications Operator to Communications Supervisor, Andy Ansley who was promoted from Patrol Officer to Patrol Sergeant, and Rockingham Police Chief Billy Kelly.
Pictured from left to right are Mike Rush, who was promoted to Major, Lee Taylor, who was promoted to Sergeant, Detective Dennis Smith, Mike Patrick, who was promoted to Lieutenant, Sheriff James Clemmons Jr., Deputy Henley Smith and Deputy Mike Childers. Detective Smith, Deputy Smith and Deputy Childers also received their Intermediate Law Enforcement Certificates.
“The promotions are an honor and these men have distinguished themselves in earning these promotions through dedication and hard work in the sheriff’s office and their communities,” said Sheriff Clemmons. “Also the three men receiving their Intermediate Certificate show their dedication to the Sheriff’s Office and this county to make themselves better officers. To earn this certificate an officer must earn education points, training points combined with years of service. I congratulate each one of them on their individual accomplishment.”