Five MPD officers promoted during recent ceremony

PHOTO CAPTAIN: Pictured following the promotion ceremony Friday in the Council Chambers are Muscatine City Hall are, left to right: Captain Jeff Jirak, Police Chief Anthony (Tony) Kies, Sergeant Jeff DeVrieze, Detective Britt Jameson, Corporal Mitch Griffin, Lieutenant John Hesseling, and Assistant Police Chief Steve Snyder. [City of Muscatine]

Family, friends, and coworkers gathered in the City Council Chambers at Muscatine City Hall last week as five members of the Muscatine Police Department (MPD) were promoted by Police Chief Anthony (Tony) Kies. Receiving promotions were Jeff Jirak to Captain, John Hesseling to Lieutenant, Jeff DeVrieze to Sergeant, Mitch Griffin to Corporal, and Britt Jameson to Detective.

Chief Kies welcomed everyone to the first promotion ceremony under his watch and then recited the oath of office to each officer.

A pinning ceremony followed with their respective new badges pinned onto their uniform by their spouse. A reception followed in the Council Chambers for those in attendance.

A photo gallery from the event may be found on the City of Muscatine’s official website by clicking here.