County honors 22 deputies

The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 22 deputies for recent promotions and achievements.

From left: Sergeant Gainey, Sergeant Elwood, Sergeant Rominger, Captain Zeman, Sheriff Shaw, Lieutenant Klinglesmith, Sergeant Provost and Sergeant Hunt.

CONCORD – The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 22 deputies for recent promotions and achievements.

At the ceremony, Sheriff Van Shaw spoke of the group’s dedication and service to the County.

“Law enforcement takes a level of commitment,” Shaw said. “It’s important to have the necessary knowledge of when and how the law is applied, and to be fair and ethical in its application. I hold this group and this agency in very high regard because of their knowledge, hard work, professionalism, and most importantly, integrity.”

Deputies recognized for promotions include:

- Scott Zeman to captain

- Kevin Klinglesmith to lieutenant

- Barrett Elwood to sergeant

- Katherine Gainey to sergeant

- Mark Hunt to sergeant

- Ross Provost to sergeant

- John Ray to sergeant

- James Rominger to sergeant

- Chandler Hooks to senior deputy

- Joshua Hughes to senior deputy

- Chahar Walker to senior detention

- Susanne Wright to senior detention

A number of deputies were also recognized for obtaining certifications that are determined by a law enforcement officer’s formal education, training and actual experience in the field. This is in addition to numerous tests, evaluations, community service projects and other requirements.

Advanced law enforcement certifications were awarded to Grady Christie, Michael Harris and Donald Sastoque.

Intermediate law enforcement certifications were awarded to Jonathan Callahan, Candice Dorton, Michael Harris and Stephanie Ritchie.

Intermediate detention certifications were awarded to Candice Dorton, Sandra Furr, Jerome Moore, Sejid Mujic and Cynthia Page.

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