In a ceremony at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation courtroom, Officer Mike Hendrickson was promoted to the rank of patrol lieutenant. Hendrickson, who was previously a sergeant, received his promotion from Judge Phillip Lujon and Chief Jim Collard in front family, friends and other CPN employees.
“Making rank is a big deal,” said Chief Collard. “It’s earned, not given. Lieutenant Hendrickson has certainly earned his (lieutenant’s) bar.”
“I just hope that God will grant me the wisdom and courage to perform this job diligently with compassion,” said Lieutenant Hendrickson following the promotion ceremony.
In his new role, Hendrickson will be taking over more administrative assignments in addition to his current duties, and is CPN P.D.’s head training officer. Hendrickson is a member of the CPN diplomatic security team training and conduct’s live shooter exercises that officers must go through on a regular basis.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Department was founded more than two decades ago to protect tribal assets and employees, increase public safety and enhance the general well-being of the community.