Two Wichita police officers have been promoted, the department said in a news release Thursday.
Lt. Kevin Mears was promoted to the rank of Captain, and Sgt. Sarah Oldridge was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
Mears has been a patrol officer, a member of Special Community Action Team, a detective, sergeant and, most recently, lieutenant in the Special Investigations Bureau. He will continue to be Bureau Commander over Special Investigations, interim Police Chief Nelson Mosley said Thursday.
Oldridge has been a patrol officer, a detective and a sergeant in patrol.
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Promotions are effective Aug. 15.
The department is expected to make more promotions next week, according to the release.