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Lynchburg Police Department creates new rank for officers

Published On: Aug 30 2013 04:29:21 PM EDT
PD Promotion 8-30-13


Lynchburg police officer Bill Tomlin attaches his new insignia pins with help from his sons, Will and Matthew.


Some Lynchburg police officers are taking on a new role.

18 people are being promoted to the title of "Master Police Officer." It's a new rank being created within the Lynchburg Police Department.

Family and friends helped the officers pin on their new insignia at a ceremony Friday afternoon.

Master officers will help supervise and lead the force. Chief Parks Snead says this is the first time a new rank has been created in his 29 years with the department.