HUDSON — Two Hudson police officers were promoted to the rank of detective Thursday, according to a news release from the police department.
Patrick Meister and Rodney Waithe were promoted at a ceremony at City Hall, at 520 Warren St. They took an oath administered by City Clerk Tracy Delaney.
Meister, a six-year veteran of the police force, and Rodney Waithe, a 15-year-veteran, each passed a civil service test to achieve the rank. Both detectives are members of the Columbia-Greene Shared Services Team and Hudson police’s bicycle unit.
“These promotions will enhance our ability to devote the necessary time to serious and sometimes complicated investigations,” Police Chief L. Edward Moore said in a statement. “Both officers have displayed excellent traits of integrity, respect for our citizens, and exemplary service to the community.”
Meister and Waithe trained at the Zone 14 Police Academy and are Hudson High School graduates.