Lynchburg Police Department creates new rank for officers
18 officers are being promoted to the title of "Master Police Officer"
Some Lynchburg police officers are taking on a new role.
18 people are being promoted to the title of "Master Police Officer." It's a new rank being created within the Lynchburg Police Department.
Family and friends helped the officers pin on their new insignia at a ceremony Friday afternoon.
Master officers will help supervise and lead the force. Chief Parks Snead says this is the first time a new rank has been created in his 29 years with the department.
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