Petal police sergeant promoted to Captain

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.

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