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3 Promoted to Sergeant at HPD

Shows officers who were promoted to sergeant

Three Hilliard Division of Police officers are taking the next step in their careers after their promotions to sergeant.

Sgt. Maggie Reed, Sgt. Jared Zellers, and Sgt. Tyler Harris each took the oath of office from Hilliard City Council member Kelly McGivern on Monday. Their selection for promotion was the result of an extensive and competitive interviewing process.

“These three individuals rose to the top of a list of high-caliber candidates,” said Chief of Police Robert Fisher. “All three have been actively engaged in various positions in their roles as officers, and I’m excited to welcome them to our leadership team, where I know they will make a difference in the careers of many others.”

Reed joined Hilliard police in 2015 after several years working as an investigator of money laundering at a bank.  She grew up in Erie, Penn., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in intelligence studies at Mercyhurst University. She relocated to the Columbus area after college and shortly after followed her desire to work in law enforcement.

She has served in a number of ancillary assignments during her time at HPD, including as a member of the bike patrol and instructor in the defensive tactics and women’s self-defense programs.

A native of Pataskala, Zellers joined Hilliard police in 2011. He joined the Ohio Air National Guard while still in high school and served as a security forces member, seeing a number of deployments during his 12 years of service. Zellers followed his desire to become a police officer by graduating from the Columbus State Community College police academy before being hired by HPD. 

He has served in a number of capacities at HPD, with the most recent being a detective in the investigative unit. 

Harris joined Hilliard police in 2015. He grew up in West Jefferson and went on to Otterbein University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in criminology. After college, Harris began his law enforcement career at the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, serving as a corrections officer, until his hire with HPD. 

Harris has held several ancillary responsibilities, including serving as an instructor in the agency’s defensive tactics and women’s self-defense programs.

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