Two Columbus police officers have been appointed to new leadership positions after a deputy chief announced his retirement.
Mike Richardson, a 23-year CPD veteran, is the department’s new deputy chief, said Columbus Police Chief Jon Rohde. Richardson replaces Deputy Chief Todd Harry, who is retiring, Rohde said.
Richardson previously served as a uniform captain and was responsible for the department’s uniform division for the past six years. He has also served as a patrol officer, uniform sergeant and uniform lieutenant.
Steve Norman, also a 23-year CPD veteran, has been selected as the department’s uniform captain. Norman was previously one of five lieutenants on the department and supervised day-shift patrol operations. Norman has served as patrol officer, uniform sergeant, narcotics detective, public information officer and uniform captain under a prior administration.
Rohde congratulated Harry on his retirement and thanked him for his 20 years of service.
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