Kris Daniels Promoted to Police Sergeant
The City of New Albany is pleased to announce the promotion of police officer Kristopher Daniels to the position of sergeant.
The city began the recruitment process for the position in January. Following advertising, a written test was administered in February, followed by an oral review board/assessment center in March and final interviews in April.
“The sergeants are excited to have Kris in this leadership position,” said Interim Police Chief Greg Jones. “He has been a New Albany police officer for more than a decade, he has served in many different capacities during his tenure, and he understands what is expected of him as a leader within our organization. I am also personally excited that even though we opened the recruitment process to outside applicants, one of our own was ultimately chosen. His promotion to sergeant shows the quality of the officers already here in New Albany. This position wasn’t handed to Kris, he earned it, and he can take a lot of satisfaction in that.”
Daniels has been a New Albany police officer since 2002. Prior to that, he worked as a deputy sheriff in Licking County. He also served in the Ohio Army National Guard where he obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Kris completed his undergraduate work at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and obtained his master’s degree (an MBA with a concentration in criminal justice) from St. Leo University.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue to grow with the department where I have spent the vast majority of my career,” said Daniels. “I believe in values based leadership, leading by example, and fairness across the board, and our department has long been committed to doing things the right way.”