The Powell Police Department has promoted Travis Dennison to the role of sergeant.
Sgt. Dennison is a nineteen-year veteran of law enforcement and has served with the Powell Police Department since June 2007. Prior to Officer Dennison’s employment with the city, he worked as a Deputy Sheriff at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
“Sgt. Dennison is an integral part of the Police Department and has proven himself as a leader,” said Chief Stephen Hrytzik. “He truly embodies the core values of our agency – honesty, dependability and integrity. His imprint can be seen throughout the agency, as evidenced through his hard work in progressing the image of the police department on a daily basis.”
He has served the agency as an Officer-In-Charge (since 2009), Field Training Officer (since 2010), Evidence Technician, Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.) Officer, Citizen Police Academy Instructor, Bicycle Patrol Officer, Uniform Committee Member and Vehicle Maintenance Officer. Sgt. Dennison graduated from Central Ohio Technical College in 2003, with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Criminal Justice.
Sgt. Dennison is a two-time recipient for Officer of the Year, in 2008 and 2012. In November 2012, Sgt. Dennison was recognized as the American Red Cross Hero of Delaware County, after being nominated by supervisors from the police department. Sgt. Dennison was also recognized in 2012 with a lifesaving award, after he successfully performed life saving measures on an unconscious and unresponsive subject who was having a heart attack.