EAST LIVERPOOL - Five city patrolmen have indicated plans to take a competitive Civil Service exam for a captain's position in the police department.
Patrolmen Steve Adkins, Fred Flati, Kelsey Hedrick, Robert Ramsey and Chad Tatgenhorst have signed up to take the test, according to city officials.
Only officers who have at least two years of service in the city department are eligible to sit for the exam, which will be given at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Mary Patterson building.
The Civil Service Commission scheduled the test at the request of Chief John Lane.
Currently, no captain's position is vacant, with Lane having been promoted from his captain's spot to chief after last November's death of Chief Mike McVay.
Patrolman Patrick Wright was promoted to fill Lane's captain's position, and, just recently, Detective Darin Morgan was promoted to the captain's spot vacated by the retirement of Norm Curtis.