Several changes in the chain of command in the Police Department took effect Aug. 22 in the wake of former Lt. Scott Finch’s departure to take a job as an investigator with the N.C. Department of Insurance.
Detective Sgt. Ashley Dixon was promoted to lieutenant in the detective division. She now reports to Capt. Dennis Brannan.
Dixon was first hired as a patrol officer in 2006 and has also served as a detective and patrol sergeant.
Hayworth said assessors from other agencies were brought in to help in the process of filling Finch’s former post.
The assessment included oral and written exercises and management-style problems candidates had to work through and explain.
Other changes resulting from Finch’s departure and Dixon’s promotion and other departmental updates Hayworth announced Aug. 19 are as follows:
▪ Sgt. Edwin Killette has been temporarily transferred from the patrol division to the detective division. He will report to Dixon.
▪ Detective Craig Ziencik was promoted to sergeant, now reporting to Lt. Bob Grossman in the patrol division.
▪ Sgt. Brandon Lane has been temporarily transferred from the A squad to the C squad in the patrol division. He will continue to report to Grossman.
▪ Reginald Seberry joined the department as a new officer and was sworn in Aug. 22.
In about 15 years with the department, Finch served in about every capacity possible – from patrol officer to detective, patrol and detective sergeant and patrol and detective lieutenant.
“Obviously, he had a lot of skills and had been recruited several times by other agencies trying to hire him so, obviously, he will be very missed by us,” said Zebulon police Chief Tim Hayworth. “He left on the best of terms and we wish him the best of luck working for the state.”