Minot Police promoted three officers during a brief ceremony outside City Hall Monday

Ceremony outside City Hall

Kim Fundingsland/MDN Sergeant Dave Chapman receives his promotion to Lieutenant from Minot Police Chief John Klug in front of City Hall Monday afternoon. Two other officers were also promoted from within the ranks of Minot Police.

Three Minot Police officers received promotions from Chief John Klug Monday during a brief ceremony in front of City Hall. Several fellow officers and City Hall employees were among those gathered to applaud those who rose in rank.

Sergeant Dave Chapman was promoted to Lieutenant. Chapman career with Minot Police began as a dispatcher in 1996. He became a police officer in 2000 and a sergeant in 2012. The former K-9 handler currently serves as the K-9 coordinator for the department. Chapman will be assigned to the Administrative Division.

Also promoted from the rank of Master Police Officer to Sergeant were Matthew Pappenfus and Shane Johnson. Pappenfus started as a PD officer in 2013 and has been a K-9 handler since 2018. He will remain assigned to the Patrol Divison.

Johnson started as a PD officer in 2010 and, in 2015, he was assigned to the Investigations Division and works as part of the Ward County Narcotics Task Force, a duty which he will continue while finishing up some open investigations. Johnson will be reassigned within the department in late July or August.


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