11 service members receive city police promotions

Police Promotions

The Salisbury Police Department has promoted 11 members of service into the ranks of leadership.

The agency will also recognized the retirement of Capt. Paul Simon, who served the city for the past 26 years.

Those promoted:

  • Maj. David Meienschein is promoted to the rank of colonel.
  • Capt. Scott Kolb is promoted to the rank of major.
  • Lt. Cheryl Rantz is promoted to the rank of captain.
  • Lt. Richard Kaiser is promoted to the rank of captain.
  • Sgt. Howard Drewer is promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
  • Sgt. Ryan Koerner is promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
  • Cpl. Chad Crockett is promoted to the rank of sergeant.
  • Cpl. Thomas Hitty is promoted to the rank of sergeant.
  • Cpl. Danny Parsons is promoted to the rank of sergeant.
  • Police Officer Michael Loring is promoted to the rank of corporal.
  • Police Officer Jason Harrington is promoted to the rank of corporal.

Mayor Jim Ireton and Chief Barbara Duncan presided over the promotion ceremony.

“I extend my congratulations to these officers,” Ireton said. “Our citizens know these men and women, and recognize the many years of service they have given to Salisbury.

“As they are promoted to their new rank, I thank their families and the leaders at the SPD for the support and leadership that have led these officers to this moment in their careers,” he said.

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