LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Laurel Police Department promoted three of its officers and rehired a former Laurel Police officer Friday, August 15th. The ceremony took place in the council chambers in city hall where family members and coworkers had assembled.
Corporal Vince Williams will be promoted to the rank of Sergeant, Sergeant Jim Thornhill will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and Lieutenant Jerome Jackson will be promoted to the rank of Captain.
Sergeant Williams is married with two children and is a 16-year law enforcement veteran. During his time at LPD, Williams has held assignments in Patrol, Narcotics, SRT and the Special Operations Team.
Lieutenant Thronhill is married and is a 20-year law enforcement veteran. During his time at LPD, Thornhill has held positions in Patrol, Evidence, DARE and CID. Thornhill will be assigned to the Patrol Division.
Captain Jackson is married with two children and is a 19-year law enforcement veteran. Jackson is a retired twenty-two year National Guard veteran and hold a degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. During his time at LPD, Jackson has been assigned to Patrol and CID (Criminal Investigative Division), where he will remain.
Additionally, Sergeant Michael Reeves, an 18-year law enforcement veteran, has been assigned to CID, Corporal Rodrigus Carr, a 9-year law enforcement veteran has been assigned to Narcotics and Officer Michael Washington, a 4-year law enforcement veteran has been assigned to the Special Operations Team.
Cynthia Robertson was sworn into the ranks of the Laurel Police Department during the ceremony as well. Robertson, a 6-year law enforcement veteran, returns to LPD after a brief stint with another agency.
Laurel Police Chief Tyrone Stewart and the officers from the Laurel Police Department would like to congratulate the Officers being promoted and welcome Officer Robertson to the team.