July 18, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police promotions celebrated with ceremony

The Springfield Police Department held a promotion ceremony on Wednesday, July 17, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center. The SPD promoted three sworn officers and one civilian employee.

Captain Jim McCulloch was promoted to the rank of Major and has been with the department since 1992. Major McCulloch is now assuming the responsibilities of the Investigative and Support Services Bureau.

Lt. Greg Higdon was promoted to the rank of Captain. He has been with the department since 1995 and is currently assigned to the Uniform Operations Bureau.

Cpl. Eric Wahlquist was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Wahlquist began his career at the department in 1989 and has been serving in the Uniform Operations Bureau. Sgt. Wahlquist's promotion will be effective July 28.

Tracy Mills was promoted to Investigative Services Specialist Supervisor. She has been with the department since 2007 and, prior to her promotion, was an Investigative Services Specialist (ISS) in the Criminal Investigations Unit. She now supervises the ISS staff.

Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
O: 864-1786 | C: 839-5301
Release authorized by: Chief Paul Williams

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
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