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The Wilson Police Department recognized, promoted and swore in new officers last week during a special ceremony held at the city of Wilson’s Operations Center.
Sgt. Kenneth S. Robinson was named the department’s Officer of the Year after he helped solve a series of home break-ins. Capt. Keith Pendergrass said that Robinson, who was also promoted to sergeant during the ceremony, made a key discovery that led to two arrests of individuals who targeted electronic equipment in a rash of home break-ins.
Kimberly A. Kennedy, who works in forensics, was named the Civilian Employee of the Year, primarily for her work with children as part of the Wilson Police Athletic League, according to Sgt. Eric Kearney.
William Hitchcock was promoted to sergeant and Reggie Smith to captain.
District Court Judge Beth Freshwater-Smith administered the oath of office to four new police officers: Timothy A. Bissette, Jessica M. Correa, Brandon L. French and Lindsey R. Pierce.
The department also recognized a new civilian employee, Anjelicia R. Everhart, who oversees the department’s information technology equipment.