Sheriff’s office promotes three
Published 10:03 pm Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Suffolk Sheriff’s Office recently celebrated three promotions occasioned by the office getting a captain’s position.
“It’s always nice when we can recognize exemplary personnel with a promotion,” Sheriff Raleigh H. Isaacs Sr. said during Thursday’s ceremony in the Mills E. Godwin Courts building.
James Darden was promoted to captain, while Calvin Bowe was promoted to lieutenant and Wilson Wright was promoted to sergeant.
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A ceremony for Darden and Bowe was held last week, while Wright’s ceremony was Thursday. After Wright’s ceremony, a reception was held for all of them with family, friends and guests.
“I want to thank the almighty God for this opportunity,” Wright said. “I came here about five years ago. This office has been very good to me. I hope I can reward the office back by doing hard work for the people of this city.”
Wright said he worked at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office and Western Tidewater Regional Jail before coming to the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office.
Maj. E.C. Harris said after the ceremony that having a captain’s position in the office will help spread out duties among administrators. The office has had a captain previously but not in very recent years, Harris said.
“This will let us broaden what we’re doing a lot more so we can get a lot more stuff accomplished,” Harris said. “Instead of scrambling all day, we can branch out and do some things we really need to be doing.”
Harris said the office gave up a deputy position to get the captain position.
He praised the three promotees, saying they are and will be good leaders.
“We talk about leadership all the time,” he said. “It’s just not investing in the people here in our office, but investing in everybody in the city.”