By Ray King

The Pine Bluff City Council on Monday will consider a resolution honoring retired Police Chief Kelvin Sergeant for his service to the city.

According to the resolution, prior to joining the department, Sergeant served as Special Deputy with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Sergeant began his career with the Pine Bluff Police Department on Jan. 23, 1995 and was assigned to the Patrol Division. In February 2004 he was promoted to Sergeant and supervised the Vice and Narcotics unit. In March 2005 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Detective Division and in February 2011 was promoted to Deputy Chief and assigned to the Investigations Bureau as Division Commander.

He graduated from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the Northwestern University School of Police Command and Staff and the University of Louisville Chief Executive Leadership Training for Chief’s of Police. He is also a certified polygrapher.

The resolution goes on to say that Sergeant and his wife Sharon have supported law enforcement efforts for many years.

“Now therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of the City of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, That we, the mayor and members of the city council, do hereby commend and thank Chief Kelvin Sergeant for his many years of dedicated law enforcement service, and especially for his positive contributions to the Pine Bluff Police Department and wish him a healthy and enjoyable retirement.”