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6 promoted at Nash County Sheriff's Office

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NASHVILLE — The Nash County Sheriff’s Office has announced six recent promotions.

Sheriff Keith Stone said the six individuals promoted are leaders within the sheriff’s office and represent the office to the public.

“Their dedication to Nash County should be commended and celebrated as they begin this new challenge,” Stone said.

The following six sheriff’s office employees earned promotions this year: 

• Detention Officer Nicholas Hollingsworth was promoted to Detention Center corporal.

• Deputy Danny Dupree was promoted to sergeant.

• Sgt. Taylor Neal was promoted to lieutenant.

• Deputy Sam Weeks was promoted to sergeant, effective in January.

• Sgt. Brooks Heath was promoted to lieutenant, effective in January.

• Sgt. Tony Cameron was promoted to lieutenant, effective in January. 

All applicants for these positions completed a comprehensive promotion process.

This year, the sheriff’s office partnered with an external consulting agency, Onyx Talent Solutions, to create both the Nash County Detention Center and sworn supervisory promotion processes.

Onyx was brought in to create an objective and unbiased system. Onyx worked closely with members of the sheriff’s office to understand the specific needs in the county and create a customized process.

The process allowed candidates to demonstrate their relevant experiences, job knowledge, communication skills and leadership potential. All candidates were scored by expert raters from outside Nash County to provide standardized ratings. The candidates with the highest overall scores were chosen for promotion.

Stone said he’s dedicated to ensuring the safety of Nash County residents and believes these newly promoted individuals will serve citizens with honor, diligence and compassion.