Police promote Community Liaison officer

Photo 1: Newly promoted Covington Police Sgt. Rachel White poses with Assistant Chiefs Marcus Jordan, left, and Justin Wietholter.

Photo 2: Among the programs White helped start with the Community Liaison team was the Covington Police Bookworms Club.

Photo 3: Newly promoted Covington Police Sgt. Rachel White poses with, from left, Vice Mayor Ron Washington, Assistant Police Chiefs Marcus Jordan and Justin Wietholter, Mayor Joe Meyer, and City Commissioners Tim Downing and Shannon Smith.

Rachel White named new sergeant

COVINGTON, Ky. – The newest shift sergeant at the Covington Police Department has been an officer for nine years – five in Covington – and most recently served as a Community Liaison Officer in the Patrol Bureau.

Officer Rachel White was promoted Tuesday night by a unanimous vote of the Covington Board of Commissioners.

“She’s done a lot with the Community Liaison position, and we expect she will be an outstanding sergeant,” Assistant Police Chief Justin Wietholter said. “She’s built a lot of relationships and connections with the community that we think will be a great asset.”

ven in her new position, Sgt. White will continue to help support the community outreach program, Wietholter said.

In brief remarks, Sgt. White thanked her family for their support, the Commission for the opportunity, and leaders at the Police Department for developing her as an officer. She said she’d wanted to move up the ranks since the day she’d first become an officer and was excited to take on the increased responsibility.

“I am beyond thrilled to continue my career with Covington in this new capacity and to serve the citizens in a new role,” she said.

Before coming to CPD in 2018, Sgt. White was an officer for the City of Ashland and later Kenton County. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University and is working on a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University.

She is a board member of the Kentucky Women’s Law Enforcement Network and earned the City of Covington’s Award of Excellence in 2021 and, from the Covington Police Department, both a Life-Saving Award and a Distinguished Service Award.

White was ranked No. 1 on the police promotion eligibility list, Wietholter said.

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