The Knox City Council authorized the creation of a new rank for the Knox City Police Department. During their regular meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Rick Chambers explained to the council that police chief Clint Norem is requesting another rank of sergeant in the department, making a total of two sergeant positions.
Chambers explained this is to allow the promotion of Cpl. David Combs to sergeant. He said the man has been with the department for several years and does a lot of work, including detective work. The Board of Works previously approved the creation of the position, and they are asking the council to approve the funds required to create the position.
According to Chambers, a total of $1062 would have to be transferred in order to create the new position, funding the raise for Combs. Councilman Jeff Berg said he was in favor of the idea as it encourages city employees to stay in their positions, rather than seek employment elsewhere.
The city council approved a motion to create the position and transfer the necessary funds.