Two city police officers promoted


Two Hagerstown City Police officers have been promoted and another officer is expected to be promoted this week.

Capt. Robert Hart, interim police chief, said he promoted Robert Frick from lieutenant to captain and Officer Curtis Wood to sergeant last Wednesday.

A city police sergeant is expected to be promoted to lieutenant.

Frick will replace Hart as support services commander.

"I have a lot of confidence in his ability. He will continue to make the department go forward," Hart said.

Frick, 61, a 27-year veteran of the Police Department, has been a lieutenant since 1981.

He has worked for the criminal investigation division and most recently headed internal affairs.

Units under support services command include communications, central dispatch, central records, professional standards, training and building maintenance.

Support services also assists the patrol and criminal investigations divisions.

Frick has a bachelor's degree and a master's of business administration, Hart said.


Wood, 33, beat out more than 10 candidates for the sergeant position, Hart said.

He joined the Hagerstown City Police Department in 1984 as a cadet. Wood is a member of the street crimes unit.

"He'll make a very good sergeant," Hart said.

Frick and Wood were unavailable for comment Monday.

Hart was made acting police chief when Dale Jones resigned in June. Once a new chief is hired, Hart will take over as commander of field operations. Former field operations commander Capt. Robert Voytko retired in May.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge," Hart said.

Field operations is comprised of the uniformed patrol division and criminal investigation division.

Within the uniformed patrol division are specialty units such as canine, warrant service, street crime unit and the special response team.

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