Other personnel changes announced
ELLSWORTH — City Manager Glenn Moshier, who also acts as police chief, announced the promotion of Capt. Troy Bires to deputy police chief on the Ellsworth Police Department Facebook page April 22, along with several other promotions, reassignments and hires. The restructuring follows Moshier accepting the city manager position in January.
“We have had some movement in the ranks,” Moshier said, naming Sgt. Shawn Willey’s promotion to captain, Officer John Stanley as the department’s K-9 handler and Officer Robert Angelo’s promotion to corporal and night-shift supervisor. In addition, Cpl. Shawn Merchant is the new school resource officer. Recent hires include Angelo and officers James Hassard, McKay McLean and Zackery Kline. In addition, “Agent,” an 11-month-old Labrador retriever, has joined the department as its new canine officer.
“We are excited about the advancements, changes, new officers and the experience and skills each and every one of them bring to the department,” Moshier said, thanking the community for its support.