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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department has promoted Jeff Baggett to patrol captain, according to Chief Shane Guyant.

Baggett replaces Captain Mike Moseley who retired at the end of July.

Baggett has been with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department for 22 years.  Prior to joining the police department he spent eight years in the United States Army.  

He is a lifelong resident of Roanoke Rapids and is a 1992 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School.  

After leaving the Army Baggett joined the police department and has worked his way from police officer to the current rank of captain. He holds an associate degree from Saint Leo University.   He also has his instructor certification and advanced law enforcement certification. He is in charge of the department's field training officer program.

“He is a tremendous asset to not only the department but the city of Roanoke Rapids,” Guyant said.  “Having the ability to move through the ranks and achieve this esteemed position is something that requires patience, tenacity, and dedication to one's craft. Captain Baggett is well respected by his peers and many in the community. Captain Baggett epitomizes our mission and is a consummate professional.”