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Police chief announces promotion of Hilton and Morgan to sergeant

Johnson City Police Chief Karl Turner announced two promotions on Monday (March 4). The Police Department’s promotional process consists of a written test, job-specific written exercises, and an assessment/interview. In addition, candidates have their work history evaluated and are awarded points for education level.

“I’m proud to announce the promotions of Sgt. Hilton and Sgt. Morgan,” said Chief Turner. “Their leadership is an asset to our organization, and I’m happy to see them move to the next level in their careers.”

David Hilton has been named a sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division (CID). A native of East Tennessee, Sgt. Hilton began his career with the Johnson City Police Department in 2002 following his graduation from Milligan College. He served as a master police officer and field training officer before transferring to CID in 2014. As an investigator, Sgt. Hilton was the lead detective on two high profile, demanding homicide cases that were solved as a result of his diligence and dedication to the victims and their families.

Josh Morgan will return to the Patrol Division as a sergeant. A graduate of East Tennessee State University, Sgt. Morgan began his law enforcement career with the Cape Coral (Fla.) Police Department. After returning to East Tennessee, Sgt. Morgan spent a year with the Kingsport Police Department before becoming a Johnson City Police officer in 2014. He has since served as an investigator and an FBI Task Force officer.

CONTACT:    Karl Turner, chief
                             Johnson City Police Department
                            423.434.6149

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