Missouri State Highway Patrol

04/21/2017 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/21/2017 09:20

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten Announces May 1, 2017 Promotions

MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
A Division Of The
Department of Public Safety
Public Information and Education Division - PO Box 568 - Jefferson City, MO 65102
NEWS RELEASE


For further information, please contact: Capt. John J. Hotz
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April 21, 2017
EMPHASIS: Colonel Sandra K. Karsten Announces May 1, 2017 Promotions

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces the following promotions effective May 1, 2017:

Lieutenant Julie A. Kerr will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Human Resources Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

Kerr was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 1990, as a member of the 63rd Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol's Academy, she was assigned to Troop A, Platte County. She transferred to the Human Resources Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO, on July 1, 1997. While serving in that division she was promoted to corporal on January 1, 1998, sergeant on October 1, 2000, and lieutenant on October 1, 2012. As a lieutenant, Kerr served as assistant director of the Human Resources Division.

Captain Kerr grew up in Salem, MO, and graduated from Salem High School in 1987. She earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia College in Columbia, MO, in 2008, and a master's degree in criminal justice and sociology from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, in 2016. Capt. Kerr graduated from the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command in 2011; IACP Leadership in Police Organizations in 2015; and Missouri Police Chief's Command College in 2015.

Lieutenant Jerry C. West will be promoted to the rank of captain and designated director of the Training Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, MO.

West was appointed to the Patrol on August 3, 1986, as a member of the 58th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol's Academy, he was assigned to Troop F, Zone 3, Boone County. On February 1, 1994, West was promoted to corporal and designated assistant zone commander of Zone 3, Columbia, MO. He was promoted to sergeant and designated zone commander of that same zone on December 1, 1996. On June 29, 2003, West transferred to the Training Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, as an instructor. He was promoted to lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Training Division on February 6, 2007. On April 16, 2010, he transferred to the Human Resources Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City, as an assistant director. West returned to the Training Division as assistant director on July 1, 2013.

Captain West was born in Poplar Bluff, MO. He graduated from Camdenton High School in Camdenton, MO, in 1980. Capt. West has two daughters, Danielle and Kayla.

Photos are available with this news release on the Patrol's website.

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