A Bangor police officer is moving up in the ranks with a promotion just announced by the Bangor Police Department today.

According to their press release, Public Information Officer Sgt. Paul Edwards is promoted to rank of Lieutenant.

Lieutenant Edwards will manage the Support Services Division, which, in part, includes Communications, Training Unit, Court Services, Parking Enforcement, Building Maintenance, BIA police detachment, Community Relations Unit, Media Services and the Special Enforcement Team.

Lt. Edwards was hired in August 1987 and worked in the patrol division until being transferred to the detective division in 1998.  At that time he was assigned as one of three School Resource Officers.

Lieutenant Edwards has served as an Evidence Technician since 2000 and was one of the founding members of what is today the Evidence Response Team.