It was a BIG day at the Maumelle Police Dept. Three fine officers got much deserved promotions within the department, including the appointment of MPD's first black female sergeant. We are very proud of each of these dedicated officers for their individual decades of service within our community. Congrats guys!! Their bios will be below:
Capt. David Collins:
Served in the Marines for 4 ½ years. Served in Desert Storm. Started MPD in 1992, served in Criminal Investigations Division from 1997 to 2000. He has been a shift supervisor for 19 years. He has 4 lifesaving awards throughout his career. He has been married to his wife Cindy for 25 years and has 2 kids, Sam and Sara. Pinned by his wife Cindy.
Lt. Shannon Giompoletti:
Worked for a veterinarian for 3 years before coming to the MPD in 1998. Been in the Detectives Division for 16 years. She has worked mostly on Crimes against Children. Shannon will be taking over "C" shift as shift supervisor. Shannon is married to her husband Steven for 8 years. They have 3 kids, McKayla, Cydney, and Cole. They also have one grandson, Braxton. Pinned by her husband Steven.
Sgt. Cecily Long:
Worked in a children's clinic before law enforcement. Cecily was able to obtain her Master's degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor's degree in Communication. She started her career at Little Rock PD in 2015, then came to MPD in 2016. She is the recipient of the individual Achievement Award. Cecily will be a Sergeant on "B" Shift. As to date, she is the first black female to obtain the rank of Sergeant. Her parents are Hosea and Christene. Cecily has an older sister, Felicia and a brother Andrew. Pinned by her father Hosea.
Pictured left to right: Robin Wilson, Capt. Wilson, Chief Pickard
After 28 years with the Maumelle Police Department, Capt. Michael Wilson has retired. Capt. Wilson started with the department in February of 1991. During his time, he was assigned as the the Patrol Commander, CID Commander, and with his current role over our Dispatch Center & School Resource Officers. All the best to you and your wife, Robin.