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Charlottesville Police to promote two distinguished officers

Post Date:01/12/2019 11:05 AM
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Tyler Hawn
Public Information Officer
Charlottesville Police Department
o. 434-970-3640
m. 434-409-3439
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2019

DEPARTMENT TO PROMOTE TWO DISTINGUISHED OFFICERS

LaTroy Durrette and James Mooney to be promoted to Captain

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Members of the media and the public are invited to join promotional ceremonies for two distinguished officers of the Charlottesville Police Department -- Lieutenant LaTroy Durrette and Lieutenant James Mooney -- who will both be promoted to Captain.

The ceremony will be held Monday, January 14, 2019, at 12 p.m. inside City Council chambers at Charlottesville City Hall, located at 605 East Main Street.

Durrette has dedicated more than 25 years of service to the department, holding the ranks of officer, sergeant, and lieutenant.

He started as a police explorer during high school at age 16. When he became an officer at age 21 and a sergeant at age 28, he was the youngest hired for those positions at the time.

Durrette has also lead several units in the department, including traffic, and the SWAT Team. He is also one of only 25 Black officers hired in department history.

Mooney was born and raised in Charlottesville and joined the department in 1994. He spent more than 15 years inside the Investigations Bureau, where he was promoted to sergeant.

He was promoted to lieutenant in 2016, and has spent that last few years on evening shift.

“Tito and Jim exemplify the type of leaders that should be elevated within the Charlottesville Police Department,” said Chief RaShall Brackney. “Both are highly respected and trusted within the department and in the community.”

 

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