Chief of Police Christine Dunning Promotes 10 Officers in the Wilmington Police Department

Posted on  01/18/2013 9:00 am

Newly sworn in Chief of Police, Christine Dunning, promotes 10 police officers of the Wilmington Police Department to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Inspector positions.

“Being able to promote so many qualified officers has been the highlight of my first week as Chief. This is an exciting time for the department as the promoted officers bring energy and enthusiasm to their positions,” said Chief Dunning. “I know that these officer’s leadership and professionalism will serve the residents of Wilmington well.”

The promotions within the Wilmington Police Department reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity present in the City of Wilmington. These officers are from diverse backgrounds and different areas within the city.

“These officers who have been promoted are truly qualified to serve the City of Wilmington at the highest level. I am confident they will be able to implement the Administration’s vision for public safety and actively work to nurture the relationship between the community and the Wilmington Police Department,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams.

The promotions include:

Inspector Victor Ayala who was previously Captain of Special Operations and served the WPD for 31 years.

Captain Faheem Akil who was previously Lieutenant of Communications and Support Services Divisions and served WPD for 29 years.

Captain Sherri Tull who was previously Lieutenant of Human Resources Division and served WPD for 22 years.

Captain Stephen Misetic who previously was Lieutenant of Uniformed Services Division “B” Platoon and served WPD for 16 years.

Lieutenant Andrew Brock who previously was Sergeant Office of Professional Standards and served WPD for 24 years.

Lieutenant Tashawn Counts who previously was a Master Sergeant of Office of Professional Standards and served the WPD for 14 years.

Lieutenant James Gestwicki who previously was a Master Sergeant of Human Resources Division and served WPD for 29 years.

Sergeant Jonothan Hall who previously was a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division and served the WPD for 16 years.

Sergeant Fray Lynch who previously was a Master Corporal in Uniformed Services Division “F” Platoon and served the WPD for 13 years.

Sergeant Ron Mullin who was previously a Detective in Criminal Investigations Division and served WPD for 14 years.

Sergeant Vincent Knoll who previously was a Master Corporal Uniformed Services Division “C” Platoon and served for 24 years.