Increased growth created the need for a new administrative position within the Edmond Police Department, officials said.
Spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said the department has promoted Capt. Tim Dorsey to fill a new deputy chief position. Dorsey will be instrumental in daily operation and support of Police Chief Bob Ricks, Monroe said.
Major Steve Thompson will continue to serve as deputy chief and oversee construction of the Public Safety Center for the city, Monroe said.
“Capt. Dorsey has done an outstanding job at every position he has held within the Edmond Police Department,” Ricks said. “I have high expectations that as deputy chief he will be able to lead the Edmond Police Department as it continues to develop into a highly professional department.”
Monroe said the new position is effective July 20. City leaders cite a number of reasons for growth including a relatively low crime rate, excellent public schools and quality service by city departments. In 1990, Edmond’s population was 52,315; in 2002 it was 72,47, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Edmond’s 2012 population estimate was 84,885.
Dorsey’s career with the department began as a patrol officer in 1989. He has since moved through the ranks as sergeant of patrol and special services, lieutenant of patrol and captain of special services. He was captain of the patrol division for the past 13 years.
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