Cape Girardeau Police Department announces promotions in wake of Roddy retirement

Friday, January 16, 2009
FRED LYNCH ~ flynch@semissourian.com
Assistant police chief Randy Roddy finishes his last day with the Cape Girardeau Police Department in his office on Friday.

The Cape Girardeau Police Department on Friday announced several promotions in the wake of the retirement of assistant police chief Randy Roddy.

Capt. Roger Fields, an officer with the department since 1988, was named assistant police chief. He is currently assigned to be commander of the Field Operations Bureau and will continue in that role, the department said in a news release.

Lt. Jack Wimp, an officer with the department since 1985, was promoted to captain and will take over as commander of Support Services.

Sgt. Barry Hovis, an officer since 1986, will become a lieutenant. Hovis has been the supervisor of the Training and Community Affairs Division and will now become lieutenant of support services.

Cpl. Jason Selzer, with the department since 1996, will be promoted to sergeant. Selzer has been the department's spokesman and will take over Hovis's job as supervisor of the Training and Community Affairs Division.

Patrolman Adam Glueck, with the department since 2001, will be promoted to corporal and will be assigned to the Training and Community Affairs Division. Glueck is currently assigned to Special Operations, where he has been working as school resource officer at Cape Girardeau Central High School.

For more information, check back at semissourian.com or read Saturday's Southeast Missourian.

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