(MENA) The City of Mena Police Department recently promoted a longtime patrolman to the new rank of Sargeant.
Chief Tommy Stueart announced at City Council on Tuesday night that Ronnie Dale Richardson was promoted to his new duties.
Replacing him on the patrolman ranks will be Alan Walker. Walker has been a part of the reserve corps of officers for the city for quite some time.
Chief Stueart reported that during the month of June, the city force responded to approximately 236 calls and resulting in to 102 arrests for various offenses.
The chief also was proud to accept Fire Chief Steve Eggers congratulations on winning the recent Boots and Badges campaign. The fire departments and the police departments, along with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department participated in the event recently at the armory in downtown.
The campaign was to see how many donations of blood could be garnered and to which department would get the credit for the blood.
Approximately 139 donations of blood was raised through the generosity of people here in Polk County.
Fire Chief Egger vows to hose the badges in next year’s campaign.