EPD promotions recognized by City Council

Published 2:56 pm Friday, April 13, 2018

A pair of Elizabethton Police Department officers were recently honored by city officials for their rise through the ranks.

EPD Chief Jason Shaw took time during the early portion of Thursday’s City Council meeting to commemorate Chris Bowers’ promotion to captain and Mike Commons’ move to the position of sergeant with a swearing-in and pinning ceremony.

Bowers has served with the EPD since 2005 and has held the ranks of patrol sergeant, Criminal Investigations Division sergeant, EPD domestic violence investigator, a patrol officer and as a public housing officer.

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Before working with the department, Bowers worked as a Homeland Security analyst and Emergency Management analyst after serving in the United States Air Force.

Commons has served with the EPD since 2002 in a variety of ways.

Throughout his time with the department, Commons served as a housing officer, patrol officer, a narcotics agent with DEA and the First Judicial Drug Task Force. Prior to his time with the department, Commons worked with the Carter County Sheriff’s Office and served with the United States Marines Corps.