Sheriff Stelma congratulates employees on promotions

Captain Michelle Young will be promoted to the rank of chief deputy. Lieutenant Kevin Kelley will be promoted to the rank of captain of the Road Patrol Division, and Lieutenant Charles Dewitt will be promoted to the rank of captain of the Technology/Communications Division.

Chief Deputy Michelle Lajoye-Young

 

Young began her career at the Kent County Sheriff’s Office on December 11, 1989, as a corrections officer. In 1994, she was promoted to sergeant, overseeing the records unit, and in 1999, she achieved the rank of lieutenant. In August 2002, Young was assigned as lieutenant in charge of the road patrol’s south substation.

On January 1, 2007, Young was promoted to the rank of captain and assigned to the Technology/Communications Division. She was instrumental in the development and activation of the central call-taking center implemented in 2010.

Young is being promoted to chief deputy of the County Sheriff’s Office.

Kelley began his employment with the county at the Sheriff’s Department on June 5, 1989, as a county patrol officer. He was promoted to the rank of sergeant in 2003 and in 2007 was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in charge of the Technology/Communications Division.

Kelley is bing promoted to captain in charge of the Road Patrol Division.

Dewitt began his career at the Kent County Sheriff’s Department on July 31, 1995, as a county patrol officer. While on the road patrol, he also worked as an E-Unit officer.

In 2002, Dewitt was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the detective bureau. In 2007, he was promoted to lieutenant.

Dewitt is being promoted to captain in charge of the Technoogy/Communication Division.

Captain Charles Dewitt


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