The Fort Dodge City Council approved the promotion of Cory Husske to police sergeant at Monday night's meeting.
A 10-year veteran of the Fort Dodge Police Department, Husske served as a patrol officer from 2004 to 2007 before being promoted to detective.
He is also a certified forensic computer examiner through the state of Iowa. Police Chief Tim Carmody told the council that Husske was the ninth officer in Iowa to earn that certification.
Husske said he is anticipating his new responsibilities as a sergeant.
"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to serve the community in a new capacity and be able to engage with the citizens one-on-one again," Husske said. "As a detective, I tended to work cases more from behind the scenes and not one-on-one with citizens, which I enjoy doing."
He's also looking forward to working with a team of officers again.
"Being a detective, we're often isolated and on our own working cases by ourselves," Husske said. "We don't get to have that daily interaction with our other officers and peers."
"I really look forward to going back to the street and with the skilled and talented officers on the Police Department," he added.
His main responsibility as a sergeant will be "to organizer manpower and resources in an effective way to best serve the community's needs and give them the service they deserve in a timely manner."
Councilmen Kim Alstott and Andy Fritz were absent from the otherwise unanimous vote to approve the promotion.