By Sadie Hunter
The Noblesville Police Dept. announced April 29 the promotion of two of its officers.
Master Patrolman Corey Everhart and Sgt. Andrew Reiss were promoted to sergeant and lieutenant, respectively.
On April 20, Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt petitioned the Police Merit Commission to consider the promotions, which was approved during the commission’s April regular meeting. Both promotions went into effect April 25.
Prior to being hired by the Noblesville Police Dept., Sgt. Everhart served in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. He was hired by the NPD in January 1996. Since being hired, he has been assigned to patrol duties in the Patrol Division. In addition to patrol duties, Sgt. Everhart is also a team leader on the Emergency Services Unit.
Lt. Reiss served 13 years with the Frankfort Police Dept. (Frankfort, Ind.) before joining NPD, to which he was hired in January 2007. Since being hired, he has been assigned to patrol duties in the Patrol Division. In addition to patrol duties, Lt. Reiss is also a firearms instructor, accident reconstructionist and drug-recognition expert.
NPD said as a result of the promotions, Sgt. Everhart and Lt. Reiss will remain in the Patrol Division and will be responsible for the supervisory and management functions of their assigned shifts. They will also continue their involvement in their specialized areas and units.
Advancement to the rank of sergeant and lieutenant are merit promotions within NPD. Patrol officers and detectives interested in being considered for promotion to the rank of sergeant must submit to a formal promotion process. The process is comprised of a number of components to include a written examination, oral interview, assessment exercises and a review of past performance.
“The process is extremely competitive and is administered every two years in order to establish an eligibility list,” a press release from NPD stated. “A one-year probationary period is required of all officers who are promoted. After all the necessary requirements have been satisfied, officers holding the rank of sergeant are then eligible to participate in the promotion process to become a lieutenant.”