West Point Police promotes officers

Published 6:00 pm Thursday, March 28, 2019

WEST POINT — The West Point Police Department filled three vacant positions Thursday, according to a news release from West Point Police Chief Donald Britt.

Sgt. Roman Ramseur has been promoted to lieutenant, Brooke White has been promoted to patrol sergeant and Jorge Olmo Novoa was promoted to sergeant. All the promoted were effective Thursday.

Britt said the process for filling the vacant positions started in February, and through several applicants, he said the individuals promoted showed the willingness to “step up and forward to be leaders within the department.”

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“It does not take a supervisor status or rank to make you a leader,” Britt said in a news release. “A leader is someone who leads by example and is willing to go the extra mile.”

With the promotions, Ramseur will be assigned as the Community Affairs Officers or Public Information Officer.

Britt said White has been the officer in charge on her shift for an extended period and has displayed a professional attitude and a willingness to learn and lead individuals on patrol to serve the community. 

Novoa will be assigned to the investigative division, Britt said. He said Novoa brings years of investigative experience, professionalism and knowledge to the department. With the reassignment to the investigations department, it will give the division an opportunity to engage interact and increase the levels of services to the community.

With the promotions taking place, Britt said Kara McIntosh and Brandon Longshore will now take the officer-in-charge title on their shifts.