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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Spearfish Police Department celebrates promotion of corporal

Corporal promotion

SPEARFISH, SD – Chris Woods was promoted to the rank of corporal at the Spearfish Police Department this week, with a promotion ceremony taking place during the Tuesday City Council meeting.

“Chris comes to us with a very extensive first responder background,” Police Chief Curt Jacobs said. “He brings a maturity into the department, a pride, and quickly established himself as a leader in our department.”

Corporal Woods was recognized for his promotion with a pinning ceremony, and his wife, Kelly, pinned his new badge and corporal chevrons on his uniform during the meeting. 

Hired as a patrol officer by the department in 2019, Corporal Woods received the 2020 Spearfish Police Department Officer of the Year award, serves as an active threat instructor, defensive tactics instructor, and patrol training officer, and is a certified drug recognition expert. He has previous experience in the emergency medical and fire services.

“I am very proud to serve this agency, and our city, alongside my law enforcement family,” Corporal Woods said following the ceremony, thanking his colleagues for mentorship, training, and inspiration during his time with the department. “Thank you all again, and I continue to look forward to serving with each of you daily. I also look forward to the building of a continued bright future for our agency and our community.”

Corporal Woods received applause and congratulations from the Mayor and City Council, family, friends, and colleagues present and enjoyed a reception after the meeting.

“I am proud of Corporal Woods, thank him for his service and leadership, and look forward to seeing his continued success,” Police Chief Jacobs said.

Corporal promotion

Photo caption: Corporal Chris Woods was recognized for his promotion with a pinning ceremony, and his wife, Kelly, pinned his new badge and corporal chevrons on his uniform during the Spearfish City Council meeting Tuesday. Photo courtesy City of Spearfish 


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