Two Springfield cops have been promoted to deputy police chief… and one deputy chief has been demoted.
Police Chief Kenny Winslow says the moves were made so he could have a command staff around him that he was most comfortable with. He says the decision to remove Bob Markovic as a deputy chief was not related to last year’s file shredding scandal in the department. Markovic drafted the memo of understanding that allowed for premature destruction of police internal affairs files.
The changeup in the command staff at the Springfield Police Department means a new head of the criminal investigations division. Lieutenant Dan Mounce was named Deputy Chief, overseeing CID. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Dyle Stokes replaces Markovic as deputy chief over administrative services. Two other lieutenants were promoted to commander.