Young promoted to lieutenant

Now 3rd in command at Rockingham PD

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeePost.com

ROCKINGHAM — As public information officer for the Rockingham Police Department, Det. Sgt. Donavan Young is not used to being at a loss for words.

On Thursday, however, the focus was on his own promotion to lieutenant — and Young was nearly speechless.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com Lieut. Donavan Young, right, accepts his promotion from Rockingham Police Chief Billy Kelly.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
Lieut. Donavan Young, right, accepts his promotion from Rockingham Police Chief Billy Kelly.

In a brief ceremony on the second floor of the Rockingham Police Department headquarters on East Franklin Street, Young, 41, accepted the promotion with an updated badge and a handshake from Chief Billy Kelly as Assistant Chief Eddie Grant looked on.

When Kelly had a lieutenant position vacancy, he didn’t have to look far for a replacement. Kelly said Young has proven himself over the past 15 years with the department — and five more years prior to that in Asheboro. He’s been a detective for the past 11 years.

“He’s done very good job for us,” Kelly said. “He knows I have high demands and high standards.”

As a lieutenant, he will oversee investigation divisions of the department, including criminal and narcotics.

Young will retain his position as PIO as well as the department’s representative on the Governor’s Internet Crimes against Children Task Force. His role of business liaison will eventually be passed off to another detective.

The promotion, effective immediately, puts Young third in command at the department behind only Kelly and Grant.

Young thanked Kelly and other city officials who supported him and gave him the opportunity. In a follow-up email, Young acknowledged there were a few more people he needed to thank.

“I appreciate my family supporting me, my mother and father for teaching me, and for the grace and guidance of Jesus Christ,” Young said.

 

 

 

 

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