Veteran of Wayne Co. Sheriff’s Office promoted to supervisor

Deputy Sheriff Andrea Knapp


In this day and age, where people are often moving from position-to-position, looking for the best opportunity as the employment landscape changes – seeing a longtime deputy get a promotion is something worth celebrating

For Deputy Sheriff Andrea Knapp, a 13 year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office leaving for another opportunity wasn’t an option.

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced over the weekend that Knapp had been promoted to the rank of sergeant assigned to the Road Patrol as a shift supervisor.

Sergeant Knapp started as a Correction Officer on July 30, 2004 and was promoted to Deputy Sheriff in August 2008. In 2015 Sergeant Knapp was assigned to the Welfare Fraud Unit.

Sheriff Virts said, “Deputy Andrea Knapp’s professionalism and leadership will give her the ability to do an extraordinary job as a sergeant. Her command and ‘teaching the way’ to deputies under her supervision will be the essential function Sergeant Knapp will provide to our deputies.”

Sergeant Andrea Knapp will direct, schedule, teach and supervise the deputy sheriffs assigned to her.

Sergeant Knapp, 38, lives in North Rose with her husband, Scott.

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