Trooper David A. Grooms was promoted to the rank of sergeant by Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrol’s Academy. Sergeant Grooms will transfer from his current assignment at the Georgetown Post to serve as an assistant post commander at the Cincinnati Post.
Sergeant Grooms joined the Patrol in November 2006 as a member of the 147th Academy Class. He earned his commission in June of the following year and was assigned to the Georgetown Post, where he earned a Certificate of Recognition in 2008. In 2009, he earned the Ace Award for excellence in auto larceny enforcement. He earned the Criminal Patrol Award from 2009 through 2014. He was selected as Post Trooper of the Year in 2012. In 2014, he transferred to the Wilmington District Criminal Patrol Unit. Later that year, he transferred to his most recent assignment at the Georgetown Post.
Sergeant Grooms earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati in 2005.
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