The City Commission of Arkansas City recognized and congratulated a pair of promoted Arkansas City Police Department officers at its recent meeting. Lt. Jason Legleiter, who was promoted from sergeant, and Sgt. Wade Hammond, who was promoted from the rank of master police officer… according to Police Chief Dan Ward, go the extra mile to learn and grow as officers. The Chief said they both continue to hold the bar high for what they expect of themselves and others. Both officers recently transitioned back from the investigations unit to regular patrol duties as part of the night shift. Lt. Jason Legleiter has been with the Arkansas City Police Department for 13 years, serving as a patrol officer, master police officer, School Resource Officer, detective and patrol sergeant, as well as an investigations sergeant. He also has been the department’s lead trainer for the ALICE active shooter civilian response protocol. He holds an associate’s degree from Cowley College and currently serves as a member of the Cowley College Criminal Justice Advisory board. Sgt. Wade Hammond has been with the police department for four years, serving as a patrol officer, master police officer, community policing officer, and detective with the Cowley County Drug Task Force. Hammond has been a member of the department’s community engagement and recruitment teams. He also was recognized as the Officer of the Year in 2018. Hammond holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and has previous experience as both a coach and teacher.