Longtime Battle Creek Police officers promoted

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Battle Creek Police Department has promoted two of its veteran officers to Police Majors.

Austin Simons and Jim Grafton will take on their new roles beginning on July 27.

Major Simons has worked with the BCPD for 22 years, holding numerous positions.

As Major, he will oversee the Patrol Bureau.

Major Grafton has worked with the BCPD for more than 18 years.

As Major, Grafton will oversee the Investigations Bureau and Community Services.