Four Simi Valley police officers have been promoted effective Sept. 5, the date when nearly 25% of the department's 109 sworn officers are expected to change assignments in a departmentwide shake-up, Chief Willard R. Schlieter said.
Schlieter said last week that he has promoted Sgts. Kenneth Tacke and Rex Jones to the rank of lieutenant.
Tacke, 42, is a 19-year veteran of the department working most recently in the detective division supervising property crime and violent crime investigations. Jones, 39, has been a Simi Valley officer for more than 17 years and was working in the support services division on training and internal affairs.
Schlieter also promoted Officers Anthony Anzilotti and Gregory Riegert to the rank of sergeant.
Anzilotti, 31, has served 10 years with the department in assignments ranging from patrol and training to the detectives division and the Special Weapons Team.
Riegert, 37, has worked in the Simi Valley department for 15 years, serving at times in the patrol, traffic and detectives divisions as well as administration and the Special Enforcement Detail.