Three members of the Minot Police Department received promotions during a ceremony Friday.
Lt. John Klug advanced to captain and has been assigned as administrative commander. Sgt. Justin Dump achieved the rank of lieutenant and will be assigned as a patrol shift commander on the afternoon patrol shift. Senior officer David Chapman was promoted to sergeant and will be assigned to the Patrol Division's night shift.
Klug joined the police department n January 1995. He was promoted to senior officer in January 1999. After eight years on patrol, he took an assignment with the Ward County Narcotics Task Force, where he served for four years. He worked in the investigation division before his promotion to patrol sergeant in June 2007. Klug was made a lieutenant in April 2010 and served as patrol shift commander.
Police Chief Jason Olson, left, pins stripes on Sgt. David Chapman during a promotional ceremony Friday.
He graduated from the University of Mary with a bachelor's degree in management in 2009. He also is a 2009 graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command.
As captain, Klug will be responsible for the training of department members, including recruiting and training new officers. He will oversee the procurement and management of equipment as well as perform other administrative duties.
Dump began his career with the Minot Police Department in May 2000. He attained the position of senior police officer in May of 2004. He graduated in 2005 from the University of North Dakota with a degree in criminal justice.
In May 2006, Dump was assigned to the Ward County Narcotics Task Force. Three years later he returned to the patrol division, where he served until becoming a detective sergeant in Investigations.
A certified instructor, Dump, has been active in training other officers in the department. He served as a member of the bike patrol team and has been a long-standing member and current commander of the department's SWAT team.
Chapman started with the department as a dispatcher in 1996. He became a police officer in 2000, attaining the rank of senior officer in July 2004. He has been a member of the SWAT team, served as a field training officer and specialized as a traffic accident investigator.
In 2007, he began work as a K-9 handler with his dog, Saiber. He will continue as a K-9 handler until the retirement of Saiber.
A Mandan native, Chapman served in the North Dakota Army National Guard from 1988 to 2006. He graduated from Minot State University in 1996 with a degree in criminal justice.