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Columbia police chief promotes new top officers

(Source: Columbia Police Department) (Source: Columbia Police Department)

Columbia's new police chief has promoted some of his officers to top positions in the department. Most notable, naming his second in command.

On Wednesday, Chief Skip Holbrook promoted Melron Kelly to deputy chief.

Kelly served for a time as acting police chief when former Interim Chief Ruben Santiago stepped down.

Holbrook also promoted Kellie Yates to Captain of the West Region which includes the Harbsion area.

And Tim Holbrook, who is not related to the chief, is the new Captain of the North Region which extends into North Columbia.

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