It was a proud day for many of Birmingham's finest as a ceremony was held to celebrate the promotion of nearly 40 police officers.
In addition to two new deputy chiefs, nine captains, nine lieutenants and 18 sergeants were promoted.
Mayor Bell joined friends and family members as these officers took on their new rank and their duties.
Chief A.C. Roper says that a police department is only as good as those who lead it. Many of the officers promoted today are long time veterans of the force.
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