Columbia Police Announce New Deputy Chief, Captain
COLUMBIA - Police Chief Ken Burton announced the promotions of two members on Tuesday.
Captain Dianne Bernhard was promoted to Deputy Chief. Additionally, Sergeant Jill Schlude was promoted to Captain.
Bernhard, most recently an Administrative Support Captain, is a 20 year veteran of the police department and was originally hired as a patrol officer in 1992.
Schlude most recently served as the Public Relations Unit Sergeant. She joined Columbia Police in 2005 as a patrol officer in Downtown and in East Campus. In 2009, she earned the Molly Thomas-Bowden Officer of the Year award.
The promotions will go into effect Sunday.