Covington PD promotes two

Posted By

Covington Officers Jeff Cook, left, and Dave Griswold will be promoted to “sergeant” tonight effective Aug. 2.

New Sgts. Cook, Griswold also served in the U.S. Marines 

COVINGTON, Ky. - Two officers with over a decade of experience each in the Covington Police Department and who also served in the U.S. Marine Corps will be promoted to the position of “sergeant” this evening.
 
The promotions of Specialist Jeff Cook and Specialist Dave Griswold are on the consent agenda of the Covington Board of Commissioners, which meets at 6 p.m.
 
The officers finished highest in the recent promotional exam, and their new assignments will be effective Aug. 2, Police Chief Rob Nader said.
 
“They’re proven veterans, and we look forward to putting them in supervisory positions,” Nader said.
 
Cook has served as an officer in Covington since May 2007. He has been a field training officer, a member of the bike patrol, a range instructor, and an assistant SWAT team leader.
 
Likewise, Griswold has served as an officer in Covington since December 2007. He has been a field training officer, a range officer, and a member of the SWAT team.

Sgt. Rob Auton, left, and Sgt. Brian Kane, who are retiring, each has served over 20 years in Covington.

 
They replace Sgt. Brian Kane and Sgt. Rob Auton, who are retiring effective Aug. 1. Kane has been with Covington since April 1999 and has served as a field training officer, a member of and leader of the SWAT team, and a major crimes detective. Auton has been with Covington since August 1999, served his entire career in the Patrol Bureau and was a member of the Police Department’s Honor Guard.
 
“They’ve had great careers, and we want to thank them for all of their years of service,” Nader said. “We wish them the best of luck in their retirements.”

###