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Laurel Police Department promotes officers

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

The Laurel Police Department held a promotion ceremony Thursday in city hall for five of its current officers.

These promotions resulted in the department recognizing the value of its officers to the community. With these promotions, these officers bring with them a combined work experience of over 65 years.

Those sworn into their new rank include:

  • Sgt. Earl Reed, who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and will serve in the Criminal Investigations Department. Reed has 21 years of service with LPD.
  • Cpl. Doug Dickerson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will serve as the Evidence/Grants Officers. Dickerson has 10 years of service with LPD.
  • Cpl. David Grasha was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will serve as a Training Officer. Grasha has 11 years of service with LPD.
  • Cpl. Joey Decuir was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will serve on Patrol Shift-A. Decuir has 11 years of service with LPD.
  • Cpl. Mitch Sumrall was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and serve on Patrol Shift-B. Sumrall has 12 years of service with LPD.

There was also a new officer sworn in during the promotional ceremony.

Dawn Garcia comes to LPD as a 2010 graduate of SRPSI. Officer Garcia served with the Virginia Department of Corrections and holds a master's degree in Criminology from Saint Leo University.

The ceremony concluded with members from each officer’s family pinning their new rank insignias on their lapels. 

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