Seneca County Sheriff promotes two Officers

Due to vacancies at the Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Luce has promoted two Officers:Investigator Kipp Goodman has been promoted to Chief Deputy. Deputy Melinda Marquart has been promoted to Investigator. Officer Goodman joined the Sheriff’s Office as a Uniform Deputy in 1992. In 1993 he was promoted to Investigator and was assigned to the Juvenile Division where he concentrated on crimes against children and youth programs. Goodman is a certified DARE Instructor, Hostage Negotiator, Crime Scene Specialist, and Police Instructor. Throughout his tenure Goodman has received numerous awards for his work apprehending child predators. In 2013 he received Special Congressional Recognition in appreciation for his outstanding efforts on behalf of victims of crime. Officer Marquart joined the Sheriff’s Office as a Uniform Deputy in 2003. In addition to her Road Patrol duties she has participated in Operation Safe Child, Project Lifesaver and has been a D.A.R.E. Instructor since 2005. Marquart is a certified Field Training Officer, Child Seat Technician, and Crime Scene Specialist. In 2008 she was honored by the Waterloo Central Schools as a “Woman of Distinction”. In 2011 she was Seneca County Employee of the Year. Officer Marquart’s awards include commendations for delivering a baby while on patrol and participating in the Karl Karlsen Murder case. Sheriff Luce stated that both promotions were well deserved and that both Officers have strong backgrounds in Community Policing which falls in line with his efforts to enhance Community Policing in Seneca County

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