Two promoted at Seabrook Police Department
Two Seabrook police officers who've done nearly every job in the department between them were recently promoted to high-ranking posts.
Sean Wright was promoted from Lieutenant to Captain. Marc Hatton was promoted from Sergeant to Wright's previous post, Lieutenant in charge of Operations.
Wright will now oversee much of the police department's day-to-day operations, and will serve as "chief designee" when Chief Nona Holoman is away.
"My daily duties would be, I'm over Operations as well as administration," Wright says. "I'm over all out fleet maintenance, I'm over all our records, just about everything, without saying everything."
Five sergeants and two lieutenants, including Hatton, will report to Wright.
Wright earned his bachelor's degree at Sam Houston State University, and became a Seabrook patrol officer 19 years ago. He has also served as the department's Community Policing Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Administration Lieutenant, and Operations Lieutenant. Wright also earned a law degree at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and has been a licensed attorney since 2002.
Hatton holds a degree from Mountain State University, and has been with the department for 13 years. "He was of course patrol, then a patrol sergeant, then he was our commercial-vehicle-enforcement sergeant, he was our K-9 officer, then K-9 sergeant," Wright says.
Wright and Hatton have worked together for virtually all of their law-enforcement careers. "He's very dedicated, he has a great working relationship with the troops, he's pretty knowledgeable in a lot of police functions, has very good ideas, and is just a real hard worker," Wright says of Hatton. "I was his training officer, so you know I think he did well."
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