XENIA — The City of Xenia Police Division recently promoted three officers and hired another, bringing the police division to 43 sworn positions.
Chris Stutes was promoted from sergeant to captain and will oversee administrative services. Stutes has 21 years of service with the division. Throughout his career he has served as field training officer, crisis intervention officer, hostage negotiator, and most recently patrol sergeant.
Both Stephen Shaw and Matthew Cvitkovich were promoted from detective to sergeant and will be assigned as patrol officer supervisors. Shaw has been with the police division for 17 years. Cvitkovich has been with the police division for 13 years.
Ryan Linnell was hired as a police officer and will be assigned to a field training officer. Linnell came to the Xenia Police Division from Grandview Police Department.
A swearing-in ceremony was held March 1, in the Xenia Municipal Court. Judge Michael Murry administered a sworn oath to each individual. The openings were created by the retirements of Sergeant Todd LeMaster, Officer Scott Sams, and Captain Scott Anger.
Xenia Daily Gazette news report compiled by Scott Halasz.