|Alexandria Police Lieutenant Natalie Selby and Sergeant Richard Northcutt take the oath of office from city attorney Michael Duncan for their new positions.|
By Robin Gee, City Council Beat Editor
Two Alexandria police officers received promotions and were sworn in for their new duties at the November 7 city council meeting.
Lieutenant Natalie Selby serves the department and the community
Natalie Selby, who has been with the department since 2002, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. She came to the department after serving three years with the Northern Kentucky University Police.
She serves many roles in the department, said Chief Lucas Cooper. She serves as the field training officer and heads the crisis negotiators for the department’s SWAT team. Selby also serves as the coordinator for the Volunteers in Police Service Program and within the community she is active in the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and is a Crisis Intervention Training instructor (CIT).
"Lieutenant Selby is a dedicated and passionate employee. She cares about the people she works with and commits herself to serving the citizens of Alexandria in the highest capacity," said the chief.
Sergeant Richard Northcutt demonstrates professionalism in all his work
Richard Northcutt was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Before joining the Alexandria Police Department in 2017, he served as an officer for the Greater Cincinnati International Airport Police from 2005 to 2017. In Alexandria, he serves as a field training officer and as direct supervisor for four patrol officers.
"Sergeant Northcutt is an officer of very high character. He is always polite, willing to help and provides very good advice and guidance in new situations. He serves with integrity and honor, and always represents the agency in a professional manner," said Cooper.