New Covington officer was deputy jailer

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Covington Police Chief Rob Nader, left, talks about opportunities in Covington after handing David Krull Jr. his badge. Krull was sworn in this morning by Mayor Joe Meyer, center, who read him the oath of office spelled out in the Kentucky Constitution.

 

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s newest police officer is a deputy jailer who has eight years’ experience working at the Kenton County Detention Center. 

David Krull Jr. was sworn in Monday morning by Mayor Joe Meyer during a short ceremony in the Covington City Commission chambers. His hiring was approved by the City Commission on Oct. 1.
 
Meyer talked about the many hats that a police officer has to wear - including social worker, marriage counselor, community leader and communicator -- and praised Covington’s force.
 
“This is an extraordinary department that rises to face an array of challenges,” Meyer said. “You’re joining a great team.”
 
Krull will be sent to the training academy in Richmond during its next available class to undergo training and become certified by the Kentucky Law Enforcement Council, Police Chief Rob Nader said.
 
“It’s great to have someone who starts out already familiar with the area, many of the agencies and the officials in Kenton County,” Nader said.
 
He told Krull that Covington looked forward to putting him on the street, given that changes in the state pension system have spurred several officers to retire.
 
“You’re coming at a good time. We’ve had a number of officers retire - so in just a few months, you’ll have seniority,” Nader joked.
 
Krull performed a wide variety of duties at the Detention Center and was promoted to Tactical Response Team Operator. He has an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Beckfield College.

New recruit David Krull Jr., center, poses with, from left, Captain Brian Valenti, Chief Rob Nader, Assistant Chief Brian Steffen, and Captain Greg Jones.

 
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