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The Salt Lake City Police Department has announced the promotions of seven veteran officers effective Aug. 13.

Steve Chapman, now a captain, will be promoted to assistant chief of police.Chapman began his career with the department as a patrolman in 1971. He most recently served as commander of the detective division and will now oversee the entire investigative bureau. He takes the place of former assistant chief Kent Livsey, who left to assume the chief's position in Idaho Falls.

William Shelton, the former commander of the Salt Lake Narcotics Strike Force, will be promoted to captain. He will serve as the commander of the special investigations division. Shelton has also been director of the Salt Lake Metro Gang Project and a budget analyst for the Office of Policy and Budget.

Norman Thompson, now a lieutenant supervising homicide detectives, will become captain over the entire detective division.

He began his law enforcement career in 1967 and has demonstrated "superior supervisory and management skills throughout his assignments," said spokesman Phil Kirk. Thompson is a 1987 graduate of the FBI Academy.

Susan Neeley will become a lieutenant assigned to Watch Command. She has served in the department since 1986 as a patrol and youth resource officer and currently is a supervisor in the training unit.

Phil Kirk, a sergeant, will be promoted to lieutenant. He will become second-in-command of the community support division. He began his career with the department in 1982 and has served in the patrol and traffic divisions.

Jed Hurst has been assigned to the patrol, traffic and special investigations divisions and now will become a sergeant serving in the patrol division.

Jack Rickards will become a supervising sergeant in the patrol division. He was hired by the department in 1986 and has also served in the traffic, special investigations and detective divisions.