Officer Matthew Hanson was recently promoted to the position of Senior Patrol Officer at a ceremony at the Dickinson Law Enforcement Center. SPO Hanson was one of a field of candidates that applied for the internal opening and participated in a competitive interview process last month.
A Senior Patrol Officer serves as shift supervisor in the absence of the shift's Patrol Sergeant. In addition to that leadership role, a SPO is also tasked with managing different programs and functions within the department. SPO Hanson will serve on D-Shift beginning on November 25th.
SPO Hanson has been with the department for two years, and previously served for three years with the Stark County Sheriff's Department. He is a North Dakota native and with his wife, Nikki, has two children.