YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Police Department promoted a new sergeant Monday.
Officer David Cortez has served Yakima for 17 years, Monday he traded his patrol officer's badge for a sergeant's badge. Cortez's currently oversees YPD's anti-gang education program known as GREAT.
"You know, I've actually enjoyed my career throughout. I mean the time has gone by very very fast this was actually the first time I'd ever considered even testing for a supervisors position," said Cortez.
Cortez's not sure yet where his new assignment will be as a sergeant, but said he looks forward to working with the community.