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Salisbury Police promote three

Salisbury Police Chief Rory Collins has promoted three officers, he said, as a result of vacancies within the leadership ranks.

“In their previous roles, each of these supervisors has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and abilities and I am confident that the Salisbury Police Department, as well as the citizens we serve, will benefit from their efforts at these advanced levels,” Collins said in a statement.

The following officers were promoted:

Brian Stallings was promoted to captain and will serve as the department’s Patrol Operations Division Commander. Stallings joined the department in 1996 and has served as a patrol officer, criminal investigator, victim advocate, sergeant of Criminal Investigations and lieutenant of Criminal Investigations. Stallings holds two bachelor of arts degrees and a master’s degree, all from Pfeiffer University.

Stallings was named the department’s “Veteran Officer of the Year” for 2014 and is also a graduate of the City Manager’s Leadership Academy. Stallings has also earned the Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.

Todd Sides was promoted to lieutenant and will serve as the department’s Criminal Investigations Unit Commander. Sides joined the department in 2000 and has served as a patrol officer, narcotics investigator, criminal investigator and sergeant of Criminal Investigations. Sides holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Appalachian State University and has also earned his Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission.

Bandon Casper was promoted to sergeant and will be assigned to supervise a patrol team. Casper joined the department in 2006 and has served as a patrol officer, field training officer and corporal of a patrol team. Casper was honored as the department’s “Officer of the Month” for June 2013 and May 2014.



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