Michael Gardner was promoted to the rank of Sergeant by the Marietta Police Department, according to a public information release from Officer Paul Hill.
The public information release describes the promotion and Sgt. Gardner’s biography as follows:
The Marietta Police Department is honored to officially introduce Michael Gardner to the rank of Sergeant. The promotion was announced today in a small ceremony with the command staff. An official pinning ceremony will take place in front of his family and friends.
Michael Gardner began his career in law enforcement over 17 years ago as a Reserve Deputy with Lee County Alabama.
He joined the Marietta Police Department (MPD) sixteen years ago. Since joining MPD, he has served as a Uniform Patrol Officer, member of the Critical Response Team (C.R.T.), member of the HEAT unit as a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) and as a member of the Honor Guard.
He holds a Senior Patrol Officer Certification through POST. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Sociology from Auburn University. He has received numerous awards recognizing his service including MPD Officer of the Quarter, Medal of Meritorious Service and numerous DUI awards from MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
The collective members of the MPD wish Sergeant Gardner the best of luck and Godspeed in his new position.