Dayton Police Department to promote seven law enforcement officers

At least eight Dayton cops have lost their jobs since 2003 after being accused of providing false information to a supervisor or in a report. Law enforcement experts say lying is a cardinal sin for police officers and can damage the credibility of the entire department.

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At least eight Dayton cops have lost their jobs since 2003 after being accused of providing false information to a supervisor or in a report. Law enforcement experts say lying is a cardinal sin for police officers and can damage the credibility of the entire department.

The Dayton Police Department will promote seven of its law enforcement officers in a ceremony that will be held at City Hall this afternoon.

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The following promotions will be announced:

  • Maj. Eric A. Henderson will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and become the Assistant Chief and Chief of Operations
  • Lt. Christopher M. Malson will be promoted to the rank of Major and will become Commander of the West Patrol Operations Division
  • Sgt. Randy J. Beane will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and will be assigned to the East Patrol Operations Division
  • Officer Douglas A. George will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will be assigned to the West Patrol Operations Division
  • Officer Steven B. McCall will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will be assigned to the West Patrol Operations Division
  • Officer Rick Oakley will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will be assigned to the East Patrol Operations Division
  • Officer Jonathan C. Sopczak will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will be assigned to the East Patrol Operations Division

In addition to the seven promotions, Lt. Col. Matt Carper, currently the Assistant Police Chief and Chief of Operations, will assume the role of Deputy Director and Assistant Chief of Police.

The community is welcome to attend the ceremony, which will be held at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall in the City Commission Chambers.

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