Today, Mayor Jeff Gahan announced five promotions in the New Albany Police Department. Due to recent retirements of many long-serving officers, those positions were now open to current officers who meet all requirements and qualifications. Mayor Gahan wanted to express his appreciation to all of our New Albany Police Officers for their service to the citizens of New Albany.
The officers who have been selected for promotions, effective June 4th, 2016, are as follows:
1. Sergeant Sharon Knight will be promoted to Captain. Capt. Knight is a 20 year veteran of the New Albany Police Department who serves in the Uniform Division.
2. Corporal Carrie East will be promoted to Sergeant. Sgt East is a 21 year veteran of the New Albany Police Department who serves in the Uniform Division.
Officer Michelle Gilbert will be promoted to Corporal. Cpl. Gilbert is a 13 year veteran serving in the Criminal Investigations Division.
Corporal Paul Haub will be promoted to Sergeant. Sgt. Haub is a 20 year veteran serving as the department's Training Officer.
Will Popp will be promoted to the permanent rank of Corporal, but will remain a member of Chief Bailey's Administrative Staff serving at the rank of Major. Major Popp is an 11 year veteran.
New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey stated, "All of these officers have time and again proven their abilities. They are committed to serving the citizens of New Albany."