Police Chief Terry Harrison swore in Patrolman Dennis Archer as sergeant before during Tuesday's Board of Public Works and Safety meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall.
"Dennis gives a lot of his off-duty time to the department," Harrison said about Sgt. Archer's duties as the department's training instructor.
A firearms instructor, who was recently certified as a physical tactics instructor, Archer makes sure all officers receive the mandated training and other miscellaneous job related training that is necessary.
"He also maintains all of the department training records for patrolmen, and oversees the reserve officer program and their training records, that is reported to the academy," Harrison said about the seven-year veteran. "The recognition for Dennis' past and present commitment to this department has not been recognized before. This is a very well deserved promotion."
Sgt. Archer is the son of BCPD Captain Dave Archer, who said, "I was tickled to death to see him promoted."
Harrison said the father/son team shares the same qualities and traits, which allow them to work toward the same goals.
"Dennis and Dave do their jobs, and they do them well. They want to do what is best for the department and want to see it succeed," Harrison said. "Together, they want to and do provide the best service for the citizens of this community."
Sgt. Archer is excited about the new responsibilities his promotion brings.
"It's exciting to continue to learn, establish new goals to work toward and this gives me new challenges to tackle in my career in law enforcement," Sgt. Archer said, adding the job as overall shift commander will allow him to work even closer with his father. "It is really gratifying to have a career that allows me to be around him."