2 SPPD officers promoted to sergeant | News
Commendable work on force, community involvement cited for advancement
Sun Prairie Police Department official said two officers will be promoted to sergeant this year.
Sun Prairie Police Lt. Brian Teasdale said officers Raymond Thomson and Ryan Cox were recommended for promotion by Chief Patrick Anhalt.
The Sun Prairie Police and Fire Commission approved the appointment on Jan. 13, according to a news release.
Teasdale said officers in consideration for a promotion go through an extensive process including internal interviewing and examination of their work on the force.
“We take into consideration … work ethic and drive [and] sort of a review of their career with us up to this point,” Teasdale said. “We take into account all of their extra-curricular activities, anything they do to benefit our community and our agency.”
Thomson has been with the department for five years specializing in gang intelligence and intervention and serving as a field training officer, according to the release. Teasdale said Thomson also volunteers his time to YMCA youth programs.
With the department for four years, patrol supervisor Cox is a defensive tactics instructor and assists with training in the department’s K-9 unit, police said. Teasdale added that Cox has been contributing to the community by helping with Dream Park construction at Angell Park.
Cox will rise to sergeant Jan. 28; Thomson will advance later this year, as he is moving into the position after another sergeant retires on Aug. 12, Teasdale said.
Thomson graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cox from Western Illinois University. Both men live in Sun Prairie.