Worthington sergeant reassigned
WORTHINGTON — William Bolt, who has been with the Worthington Police Department for 11 years, is being changed from the classification of sergeant to police officer.
A transfer agreement was approved during Monday night's Worthington City Council meeting between Bolt -- who was not identified during the meeting -- and the Law Enforcement Labor Services Local No. 274 and 4.
Worthington City Administrator Craig Clark confirmed Tuesday it was Bolt's classification that was changing, according to the agreement. The change was made effective last Wednesday.
"This is not a disciplinary action, this is a voluntary change," said Mike Cumiskey, Worthington's director of public safety.
In recognition of Bolt's 11 years of service with the city's police department, the city will compensate him at a base rate of pay equivalent to his current pay for the classification of sergeant until June 30.
"Since there is a five-month lag time for the pay change, we needed council's approval on that," said Cumiskey.
Cumiskey also said the WPD will be looking within the department to hire a new sergeant.
"It's what we've done in the past, and so I think we'll be looking to promote from within," he said.