Hamlet PD announces promotions, new hire

Staff report

HAMLET — Rodney Tucker, interim chief of the Hamlet Police Department, announced two promotions and one new hire Tuesday at the public meeting of the mayor and City Council.

Officer Heather Lynn Wyatt has been promoted to the position of investigator at the Hamlet Police Department. Wyatt has been a dedicated officer with Hamlet for the past two years. Wyatt graduated from Richmond Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement program and was voted by her peers as best overall cadet. Wyatt is also a graduate of University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Wyatt has already completed 200 hours of training at the North Carolina Justice Academy in the field of Criminal Investigations.

Officer Grantland Jackson has been promoted to the position of sergeant. Jackson has been a dedicated officer with Hamlet for the past three years. Jackson also served as an officer for two years before coming to Hamlet at the Candor Police Department. Jackson has demonstrated his ability to lead fellow officers during the time he has been with Hamlet.

Randy Dover has been hired as a patrolman. Officer Dover comes to the Hamlet Police Department after serving nine years with the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office. Dover brings with him a vast knowledge of law enforcement experience with him to the Hamlet Police Department. Dover has served as a sheriff’s deputy and as an investigator during his law enforcement career. 

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