Sacramento police officials on Friday promoted eight officers to new leadership positions, including a new deputy chief to fill the vacancy left by newly appointed Chief Sam Somers Jr.
That new deputy chief is Ken Bernard, formerly a captain who oversaw the city's central command.
Replacing him is newly promoted Capt. Bill Champion, who was leading the department's eastern division. He is replaced by Kevin Gardner, already a captain.
Also promoted were:
Kathy Lester, a captain overseeing personnel.
Alisa Buckley, a lieutenant and watch commander in patrol.
Lt. Shawn Rogers, a lieutenant and watch commander in patrol.
Jason Contreras, an administrative officer in records.
Brent Kaneyuki, a sergeant in patrol.
Stephen Moore, a sergeant in patrol.
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