A top cop is moving from overseeing internal affairs to refilling a spot in the chief’s office.
The cop, Lt. Anthony Campbell (pictured), will begin serving Monday as “administrative lieutenant” in the office of Chief Dean Esserman. He will oversee the public-information and victim’s advocate staffers as well as administrative staff in the chief’s office, take on special projects, and act as a liaison to other city agencies as well as the Board of Alders.
The position has existed in the past, though it went unfilled in recent years.
Campbell, a Yale Divinity School-trained Christian minister, has run the internal affairs division since December. Before that he ran the police training academy. Click here to read a story about the time he almost died on the job—and then forgave the responsible party, appealing to the judge for leniency in sentencing the man to prison for assault.
Sgt. Jason Minardi is to step in a acting head of internal affairs, reporting to Assistant Chief Thaddeus Reddish. Minardi is on the approved list of upcoming promotions to lieutenant.