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Cincinnati police promote 6 Wednesday


Cincinnati police promoted three lieutenants and three sergeants Wednesday.

Police Chief Eliot Isaac administered the official oath of office to Lieutenants Andrew Mitchell, Elena Moton and William Suter and Sergeants Kaneshia Howell, Kelvin Lynn and Linda Sellers.

More about the officers:

Lt. William Suter is a graduate of Milford High School.  He earned a bachelor of arts degree in International Affairs from the University of Cincinnati in1994 and received a masters degrees in public administration with a focus in disaster management from the American Military University in 2015. 

Lt. Suter joined the Cincinnati Police Department as a member of the 90th Recruit Class and was promoted to police officer in June of 2001. He was promoted to sergeant in 2005.  

Lt. Suter has 23 years of military service and served in active duty status throughout much of his police career.

The former Peace Corps volunteer spent two years - 1996 to 1998 - in Gambia, West Africa. He gained Fulani and Wolof language skills, which police officials say are useful for Cincinnati’s West African population.

He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves for six years from 1991-1996 and 1998-1999. 

Since 2000, he has been assigned as a commander to the U.S. Transportation Command on Scott Air Force Base in Illinois and routinely serve as port assessor for the Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program worldwide.

Lt. Suter has worked in Cincinnati police districts 3 and 5, the Planning Section, Community Liaison Unit and is currently assigned to District 4.

Lt. Elena Moton is a 1982 graduate of Princeton High School.  She earned her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Management and Master Degree in Organizational Leadership from Union Institute and UC.

She is a member of the 84th Recruit Class and was promoted to police officer in December 1997.

Lt. Moton began her career in District 5 and was promoted to sergeant in March 2008. 

She serves as vice president of the non-profit Future Leaders Over-the-Rhine and is a board member of Shelterhouse (formerly known as the Drop-In Center). 

Lt. Moton spent four years (with an honorable discharge) in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in Okinawa and Cherry Point.

She has worked in Districts 1, 5, Downtown Services Unit, Mounted Unit. She is currently assigned to the Personal Crimes Squad. 

Her father, the late Roy L. Moton, was a retired sergeant with San Diego Police Department and also retired from San Diego University Police.

Lt. Moton has two sons, Brandon and Andrew, and two grandsons, Aurelius and Ezekiel.

Lt. Andrew Mitchell is a graduate of Oak Hills High School. He went onto attend Ohio University and Northern Kentucky University. 

He was the valedictorian of the 99th Recruit Class and promoted to officer in March 2006. 

Lt. Mitchell was promoted to sergeant in November 2010. I

That year, he received the Robert Hovater Award for Valor (Honorable Mention).

In 2012, he completed the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course at the University of Louisville. He also received the B. Edward Campbell Meritorious Service Award. 

He coaches youth softball and baseball. 

Lt. Mitchell served in Districts 1, 3 and 5, and is currently assigned to District 4. 

He lives in the Greater Cincinnati area with his wife and four children.

Sgt. Kelvin Lynn is a graduate of Western Hills High and Herzing University.

He joined the Cincinnati Police Department in September 2003 as a recruit and was promoted to officer in February 2004.  

Sgt. Lynn has served in District 3 and is currently assigned to District 2.

Sgt. Kaneshia Howell is a graduate of Hughes High School. She attended UC and Cincinnati State, where she was a member of the Army ROTC.

She became a police officer in February 2004 and was promoted to Police Specialist in February 2004. 

Sgt. Howell has served in District 5, District 3 Investigative Unit and the Vice squad.

She currently is assigned to District 3.

Sgt. Howell resides in College Hill. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking her son, Jordan, on trips to explore the world.

Sgt. Linda Sellers is a native of Cincinnati and grew up in the Evanston area.

She graduated from Withrow High School and holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Kentucky State University and a masters of science degree from Tiffin University.

Sgt. Sellers joined Cincinnati police in 2000 and focuses on domestic violence investigations and training.

She takes pride in her family and says that motivates her to work with women and children. 

Sgt. Sellers has partnered with community agencies in an effort to provide assistance in domestic violence and assault cases including Women Helping Women and YWCA.  

She has received several awards such as Women Helping Women Thomas R. Oberschmidt Award, NAMI- Mental Health Award for excellence police work in mental health.

Sgt.Sellers has served in Districts 4 and 2.

She lives in Colerain Township with  her husband, Cincinnati Police Officer Darren V. Sellers, and their two children, Lindon and Lailah. 

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