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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Wilder Welcomes New Police Officer, Joins Regional SWAT

The swearing in of new Wilder Police Officer Cameron Holland was a family affair. He stands with his niece and nephew as his brother, Fort Thomas Officer Kalin Holland, looks on.

By Robin Gee, city council beat editor

The city of Wilder welcomed a new police officer at the August 3 meeting of council.

Cameron Holland comes to the Wilder Police Department with 13 years of experience in the law enforcement, most recently in Virginia, as well as a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and a master of professional studies in security and safety leadership.

On hand were some of Holland’s fellow officers and his brother, Kalin Holland, who joined the Fort Thomas Police Department in 2017 and brought along his family to celebrate his brother’s accomplishment.

Also at the council meeting, the city approved moving Officer William Allen, a longtime member of the Wilder Police Department, from a part-time position to that of a full-time patrolman.

Police Chief Chad Martin congratulated both officers. He also announced that the Wilder Police Department has joined the Kenton County Regional SWAT (KCRS). The swat team includes 20 law enforcement agencies located across Kenton and Campbell counties, and provides emergency services to 22 cities in Northern Kentucky.

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