PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A Petal police officer who began today as a sergeant has now become that department's newest captain. Former sergeant Jason James was promoted to captain this afternoon, becoming third-in-line to chief Leonard Fuller.
The 42-year-old has been at the Petal Police Department for 6 years and had been overseeing the Vice/Narcotics and Dispatch divisions. Now, he will run the Patrol Division as well.
Captain James has been in law enforcement for a total of 13 years.