The Kannapolis Police Department has announced the promotions of two long-term officers. Christopher Fisher has been promoted to Lieutenant in Patrol Division A and Brett Wilhelm has been promoted to Sergeant in Felony Investigations.
Fisher joined the department as a patrol officer in 2006. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2014 and led the Felony Investigations Unit. He is a Field Training Officer, member of the Special Response Team, and member of the Honor Guard. He has been awarded Advanced Law Enforcement Certification by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and has completed over 3,400 hours of professional training. In 2006, he was presented with the Outstanding Student Award in his Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) class, received an Individual Police Commendation in 2009, and was selected as the 2013 Rowan Optimists’ Officer of the Year.
Wilhelm joined the department as a patrol officer in 2008. He was designated as a Field Training Officer in 2012 and transferred to the Felony Investigations Unit in 2015. He has been awarded Advanced Law Enforcement Certification by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission and has completed over 1,700 hours of professional training. Wilhelm was recently presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from Kannapolis Police Department and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas-Cabarrus County for volunteering to be a Big Brother in the Bigs in Blue program.
Chief Woody Chavis commented, “I want to congratulate these young men for their dedication, hard work, and professionalism. They possess the skills and leadership abilities to lead this great department into the future.”
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