Sheriff’s Office announces recent promotions

COURTESY OF THE WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts announced the recent promotions of Joseph Croft, Matt Hilkert and Tammy Ryndock.  

Chief Deputy Joseph Croft.

Croft was promoted from lieutenant of Road Patrol to chief deputy. The 23-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office has experience as a K-9 handler, Road Patrol sergeant and criminal investigator, and was a member of the Emergency Response Team and a team leader. 

Hilkert was promoted from sergeant investigator to lieutenant of the Road Patrol. The 18-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office has experience as a criminal investigator, Emergency Response Team member and team leader.  

Lt. Tammy Ryndock and Lt. Matt Hilkert.

Ryndock was promoted from sergeant investigator to lieutenant of Criminal Investigations. The 21-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office has experience as a Road Patrol sergeant and criminal investigator. 

“Chief Deputy Joseph Croft, Lt. Tammy Ryndock and Lt. Matt Hilkert all have the knowledge and expertise to do an exceptional job in the areas of the Sheriff's Office they will oversee and are responsible for,” Virts said. “Their leadership will ensure the tasks, duties and functions they are accountable for in the Sheriff’s Office are conducted by the professional standards expected through our accreditation standards.”