Caleb Bell, 33, was promoted to Patrol Lieutenant in the Fort Scott Police Department on February 28.
“My former job status was a Patrol Sergeant,” Bell said.
Lieutenant position duties consist of directing general operations of the Police Department.
Lieutenants supervise, assign duties, and review work performance of the persons assigned to a specific division. The position requires continuous study of changing criminal and related laws, methods, and procedures related to law enforcement. A Lieutenant may be called upon to command the department, divisions, or units temporarily, or permanently, as department needs arise.
“I have been assigned to command the patrol division and will perform the aforementioned duties regarding patrol,” he said.
Bell has been a law enforcement officer with the Fort Scott Police Department since December 2010.
He enjoys many aspects of this career.
“It has allowed me to positively impact people,” he said. “This career has allowed me to develop lifelong friendships. It has provided me with the opportunity to protect my community and serve those in need. This job is difficult, but it’s worth it.”
Even though he enjoys the job, there are challenges.
” A current challenge we face is finding good, quality candidates to join us in our efforts,” Bell said. “So, if you’re an individual who meets the city’s law enforcement criteria, come see us.”