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PPD officer promoted


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Officer Jim Kerr and family.

Petersburg Police Officer Jim Kerr has been promoted to sergeant.

Chief Kelly Swihart said a promotion board made up of himself, Captain John Hamilton, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht and Sergeant Joel Smith from the Wasilla Police Department evaluated four candidates during the review process.

"We took a three pronged approach to get a good solid evaluation," Swihart said. "The scores were tighter than I expected. It wasn't an easy decision for the board to make the recommendation."

Those up for promotion took a written test, submitted a resume and cover letter and participated in an oral...

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