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Posted on: April 11, 2017

WPD announces promotions


April 11, 2017
 – Woodstock Police officials announce the promotion of Detective Ron Hughes and Corporal Ron Sinfelt to the rank of Sergeant.

  Hired in 2006, Sergeant Ron Hughes has served in many roles during his career with Woodstock Police Department.  While assigned to patrol, Sergeant Hughes was a Training Officer where he held the responsibility of training newly hired police officers.  

   In 2009, Sergeant Hughes was appointed to detective in the Criminal Investigations Unit.  Sergeant Hughes’ training and knowledge has assisted WPD in maintaining an excellent crime clearance rate - the rate at which crimes are solved.

   In 2012, Sergeant Hughes successfully completed the training needed to become a certified arson investigator. 

   And, in 2016, Sergeant Hughes graduated from the National Forensic Academy, a 10-week training program focusing on advanced evidence identification, collection, and preservation in Knoxville, TN.

   Additionally, Sergeant Hughes was selected as WPD's Officer of the Year in 2008, 2012, and again in 2015.

            Sergeant Ron Sinfelt began his career with Woodstock Police Department in 2009.  As a patrol officer, Sergeant Sinfelt has been assigned to both day watch and night watch.  In 2016, Sergeant Sinfelt assisted in supervising a day shift when he was appointed as Corporal.

 Sergeant Sinfelt has been a Training Officer where he held the responsibility of training newly hired police officers.  He later became the Police Training Officer Coordinator; overseeing the schedules and training of newly hired police officers.

 Sergeant Sinfelt completed his General Instructor certification and he is a graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

  Additionally, Sergeant Sinfelt was selected as WPD's Rookie of the Year in 2010 and has been selected by his peers as Employee of the Quarter twice in his career.

  Sergeant Ron Hughes is currently assigned as supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Unit while Sergeant Ron Sinfelt is currently assigned as supervisor of Delta Shift/Night Watch.  They were recognized for their promotion in rank at last night’s Mayor and City Council Meeting.


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