Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn Police Division announces the promotion of two officers, Lieutenant Lorenza Dorsey and Lieutenant Will Mathews, to the rank of Captain.
Lt. Dorsey began his law enforcement career with the Auburn Police Division as a patrolman on September 5, 1986. He served over 20 years as an investigator in the detective section before moving to the patrol section where he currently serves as a shift commander. Lt. Mathews started with the division on November 9, 1992. He has served in the patrol and administrative sections and currently commands the narcotics unit.
The promotions were made to replace Captain Tom Stofer who will soon be retiring and to create a new Captain’s position, taking the number of Captains in the division from three to four. Each of the four captains in the division will be dedicated to a specific Section of the Police division including Patrol, Detectives, Community Services and Administration.
“As a new Chief, I don’t think that now is the time to utilize an Assistant Chief and remove myself from direct, daily contact with the Captains,” said Police Chief Paul Register. “The new Captains position will allow me to better assign and distribute responsibilities, and to work closely with our Captains and Lieutenants in preparing for the future of the Auburn Police Division. Captain Dorsey and Captain Mathews have worked hard their entire career and are excellent addition(s) to an already dedicated team.” “I am proud of how all of the candidates represented themselves and the Police Division during the promotional process.”
Public Safety Director Bill James expresses his support of the decision. “Even during a transition in Police Chiefs, Auburn Police Division hasn’t missed a beat under Chief Register’s steady leadership. I’m excited about the leadership team that Chief Register has assembled.”