CPD recognizes officers’ years of service, swears in new recruits

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Cullman Police officers receive their commendations and pins for years of service: (left to right) School Resource Officer Don Slocumb, Officer Shannon Cheatwood and Captain Becky Boyd. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman Police Department (CPD) on Friday recognized three of its officers for their years of service while swearing in two new recruits.

Three officers received pins for years of service:

  • Captain Becky Boyd, 30 years of service – From a CPD letter of recognition, Captain Gene Bates read, “Captain Boyd began her career with the CPD as a patrol officer on April 30, 1990. She was promoted to Jail Warden in 1994 and remained in that position until she was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on February 4, 1998. She served as the departmental training officer from 1996-2003.She also received her DARE instructor certification and taught DARE curriculum in the Cullman city schools from 2003-2005. On May 7, 2003, she was promoted to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant and served in that role until 2011 when she was reassigned to the Narcotics Investigation Unit. She served as part of the Narcotics Unit until 2013. On December 16, 2015, she was promoted to Captain and served as Investigations Captain until May 2019 when she began serving in her current role as Services Captain. Captain Boyd is a graduate of Athens State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Political Science. We congratulate Captain Boyd on her 30 years of service and thank her for her continuing service to the CPD and the citizens of Cullman.”
  • Officer Shannon Cheatwood, 15 years of service – From the CPD letter of recognition: “Officer Cheatwood began his career as a Patrol Officer on April 17, 2005, after having worked as a part-time jailer and Reserve Officer since June 18, 2003. During his career, he has served as tactical unit member, sniper team member, field training officer, motor patrol officer, FBI firearms and rifle instructor, Glock armorer and FBI instructor. We congratulate Officer Cheatwood for his 15 years of service, and thank him for his continuing service to the Cullman Police Department and the citizens of Cullman.”
  • School Resource Officer Don Slocumb, 15 years of service – From the CPD letter of recognition: “Officer Slocumb began his career on April 20, 2005 until he retired from full-time service on May 30, 2017. He currently serves as a Reserve Officer and as a School Resource Officer. Officer Slocumb is a former U.S. Marine who worked for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security prior to working for the Cullman Police Department. During his career with the Cullman Police Department, Officer Slocumb has served as a member of the tactical team, a field training officer, as a narcotics agent with CNET, and as an instructor and as a motor patrol officer. We congratulate SRO Slocumb for his 15 years of service, and thank him for his continuing service to the Cullman Police Department and the citizens and students of the city of Cullman.”

 

Chief Kenny Culpepper told The Tribune, “This is something that was started by Assistant Chief (Craig) Montgomery several years ago, and I think it’s something we should have been doing all along, is to recognize officers for their service. These three officers are very deserving of that recognition for the amount of time and effort and dedication that they have displayed to the Cullman Police Department. We certainly appreciate them and their sacrifices for the department.”

Culpepper concluded the ceremony by swearing in two new officers: Joshua Spinks and Adam Burney, and presenting them with their badges.

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Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper (left) swears in new officers Joshua Spinks and Adam Burney. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)
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