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Sheriff announces leadership promotion

Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer, right, congratulates Kenneth A. Dickinson, Jr. Jan. 3. - Contributed photo
Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer, right, congratulates Kenneth A. Dickinson, Jr. Jan. 3.
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Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer announced the promotion of a leadership supervisor within the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, according to a Jan. 3 statement from the office.

Deputy Kenneth A. Dickinson, Jr. was advanced to the grade of sheriff’s sergeant, effective Jan. 3. The grade of sergeant is classified as a first level supervisory leadership position within the county’s civil service system.

Assigned to the sheriff’s traffic unit, Sgt. Dickinson will remain within the patrol division and assume duties as a patrol sergeant and shift supervisor, responsible for the operation and supervision of one of three on-duty patrol shift sections during the course of a 24-hour period.

Dickinson fills the position vacancy created Dec. 13 with the promotion of Lt. Steve Duckworth.

“I’m very pleased that this agency, again, has succeeded in preparing our deputies for success as they advance in grade and responsibility,” said Boyer in the statement.

Dickinson began his law enforcement career with the sheriff’s office 18 years ago this month, and worked as a patrol deputy for six years upon graduation from the basic law enforcement academy. Prior to joining the sheriff’s office, Dickinson worked in the marine repair and services industry for three years following a six-year enlistment as a machinist petty office in the U.S. Navy’s submarine force.

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