Georgetown Police Department Announces Promotions to Key Leadership Posts

Wednesday June 29, 2022

GEORGETOWN — Chief Donald C. Cudmore has announced that the Georgetown Police Department has promoted two members to key leadership roles.

Lt. Scott Hatch has been promoted to Deputy Chief, while Det. Sgt. James Rodden has been promoted to Lieutenant. Both promotions are effective July 1.

“These officers have made the Georgetown Police Department what it is today,” said Chief Cudmore. “Our successes in both recruitment and the services we provide on a daily basis are a direct reflection of their dedication to serving our community. The ever changing environment in policing today requires intensive supervision to ensure we remain at the highest level of professional standards. These officers have accomplished that.” 

Deputy Chief Hatch has served in the Department since 1985, beginning his career as a reserve dispatcher. Since 2013, Deputy Chief Hatch has been in charge of administrative operations and served as the Department’s Executive Officer. 

Lt. Rodden has been with the Department since 2001, where he began his career as a reserve police officer. Lt. Rodden is currently in charge of all dayshift operations and is the supervisor of the School Resource Officer Program, which partners officers with Georgetown schools to collaborate on safety planning and training.

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