Thursday, March 8, 2018

Two Fort Thomas Officers Promoted

Fort Thomas Police Lieutenant Chris Carpenter receives his new badge from his wife. His four daughters and his parents were also on hand to congratulate him.

At the February meeting of the Fort Thomas City Council, Police Chief Mike Daly announced promotion of two of his officers.

Chris Carpenter has been promoted from sergeant to lieutenant and Adam Noe has advanced to sergeant.

When Lt. James Gadzala retired in late 2017, the move opened up opportunities to hire both a lieutenant and a sergeant. Having open positions in the Fort Thomas Police or Fire departments is a rarity, said Daly, because most people chose to spend their careers here.

This is great for the city, he says, but he is pleased to be able to offer some room for advancement and to grow the department when he can.

"As we all know here in the city of Fort Thomas, it’s a very competitive process… We had a written exam, a peer evaluation and we went through the interview process with the safety committee," he explained.

"For the lieutenant and sergeant process, it was very very competitive as we had expected," he said. The decision was close for both positions.

"Obviously I am proud of Adam and Chris but I am also proud of all the guys who took the sergeant’s and lieutenant’s tests and just performed very well throughout the whole process."

Lieutenant Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter has been with the Fort Thomas Police Department since 2001, joining soon after the 9-11 tragedy. He was promoted to sergeant in 2007.

"Chris has done an amazing job with his career here at the police department," said Daly. "He’s been on the SWAT team for many years and is one of the leaders on the team along with Officer Bryant. He’s been our firearms instructor for years and also our defensive tactics guy."

Carpenter’s work has helped make the department known as one of the best departments for shooting skills in the area of Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati, Daly said.

Sergeant Adam Noe

Sergeant Adam Noe gets help with his badge from wife Tiffany and son Alex. His son Jackson and parents were also in attendance.
Adam Noe came to Fort Thomas from the Bellevue Police Department in 2012. Known for his investigative work, he was named Policeman of the Year in 2017 by the Campbell County Rotary Club.

"When he joined our department, Adam very quickly moved up to investigations and became one of our detectives," said Daly. "He has really performed well in that position and does an amazing job… Adam’s also on the crime scene team for Northern Kentucky."

Both men thanked Chief Daly, the hiring committees, their fellow officers and their families for the opportunity to serve in Fort Thomas. Both are assigned third shift and are settling into their new positions.

Said Noe, "I am really looking forward to the opportunity. We’ve already hit the ground running. Lieutenant Carpenter and I are both assigned to third shift. We’re really excited about it. Chris and I have known each other for quite awhile now so I think we are going to work together really well and have one heck of a shift."

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