Murfreesboro PD promotes 4 to Lieutenant, 1 civilian employee retires

Jan 01, 2020 at 10:00 am by Voice Wire

Murfreesboro Police Department

Murfreesboro Police Department Chief Michael Bowen promoted four sergeants to the rank of Lieutenant – Lt. Jeff Baskette, Lt. Melonie Roche, Lt. Sam Smith and Lt. Craig Snider.

Lt. James Baskette started his career with MPD in 1996. Baskette has served as a patrol officer, detective and sergeant. He received a Certificate of Completion from FBI-LEEDA and is a 2015 graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.

Lt. Melonie Roche began working with MPD in 1999. Roche has served as a patrol officer, Field Training Officer (FTO) and a sergeant in the Patrol Division.  She received a Certificate of Completion from FBI-LEEDA, attended the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Leadership Academy and is a 2016 graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.

Lt. Sam Smith’s career began with MPD in 2002. Smith has served as a patrol officer, sergeant. He is a 2018 graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.

Lt. Craig Snider began his career with MPD in 1997. Snider has served as a patrol officer, member of the COPS Unit, detective and sergeant in the Office of Professional Standards.  He received a Certificate of Completion from FBI-LEEDA, an Internal Affairs Institute Certification and is a 2006 graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.

“We are proud of the accomplishments of each of these individuals and look forward to them serving in their new roles,” said Chief Michael Bowen.

The new lieutenants were recognized at a promotion ceremony held Dec. 20 at MPD Headquarters. 

Long-time personnel Administrative Assistant Glenna Standridge was also recognized for dedication to the department. Standridge retired after 22 years of working at MPD.

“I wish Glenna the best in her retirement,” Bowen said.  “Her contributions to our agency are immeasurable, and she will be missed by those who served alongside of her throughout her career.” 

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