Monday, June 15, 2015

RPD to Promote Five Officers from within its Ranks

June 15, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is pleased to announce the promotions of five officers to the ranks of captain, lieutenant and sergeant at 10 a.m. tomorrow, June 16 at the Richmond Police Training Academy, 1202 W. Graham Road.

The City’s new Chief Administrative Officer, Ms.Selena Cuffee-Glenn. will join Chief Alfred Durham for the promotion of one new captain, one new lieutenant and three new sergeants.

Being promoted to the rank of captain is:

1.    James Laino

Being promoted to the rank of lieutenant are:

1.    Victor Greene , Jr.

Being promoted to the rank of sergeant are:

1.    James Louden, Jr.
    2.    Brian Rogers
    3.    William Travers

The public and media are encouraged to attend.

Captain James Laino has 22 years of experience with the Department. As he has risen through the ranks, Laino has had numerous and varied assignments but First Precinct has been a constant. Each previous promotion has connected him in a new way with the precinct where he was first assigned and given him an in-depth knowledge of community.

Lieutenant Victor Greene, Jr. has 23 years of experience with the Department. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he returned home to Virginia to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the Richmond Police Department. He saw becoming an officer as a unique opportunity to help others and make a difference in the lives of Richmond’s youth.

Sergeant James Louden, Jr. has a decade of experience with the Department. Friends and family members guided Louden into his career as a police officer, and it was a natural fit. Self-described as a “patrol man,” he has focused on community policing and values feedback from citizens more than any award.

Sergeant Brian Rogers has eight years of experience with the Department. Family ties – his father who is a police officer in New York state and his brother who is an RPD officer – drew him to law enforcement. Rogers always wanted to be a law enforcement officer and still feels it’s the best job ever.

Sergeant William Travers has 13 years of experience with the Department. At an early age, he knew he would pursue a career as a police officer, taking after his grandfather who served with the Boston Police Department. His assignments have included working as a patrol officer, community bike officer, property crimes detective, and major crimes detective.