An 18-year Kennewick Police Department veteran was promoted to corporal.
Aaron Clem's new title became effective Sunday and was made official with a ceremony Monday at the police station.
Clem most recently worked as a detective assigned to the Tri-City's Violent Crimes Task Force. He was federally commissioned in July 2007 and became the first Tri-City law enforcement officer to partner with the FBI on the task force.
"He's served in a variety of different positions and he consistently, since he was hired on in June 1996, has demonstrated the core values of Kennewick when it comes to public service," Police Chief Ken Hohenberg told the Herald.
Hohenberg said everyone he talked to agreed Clem is "the right person for the job," adding that his department is fortunate to have people like Clem "willing to step up into a position like this."
Clem begins his new assignment Wednesday.