Two recent Effingham Police Department promotions demonstrate how command structure changes have affected the city police force.

Jason Caraway has been promoted from the rank of Police Sergeant to EPD Lieutenant. Caraway is a 10-year police veteran and has previously worked as a patrol officer, a community policing officer and patrol squad supervisor. Lt. Caraway graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science.

Caraway will be one of commanders responsible for the Effingham Police Bureau of Patrol. He assumed his new duties on Janujary 27.

“Lieutenant Caraway has made meaningful contributions to the department,” Effingham Police Chief Jeff Fuesting said. “I’m proud of his accomplishments while serving as the Community Policing Officer. I look forward to seeing his patrol squads grow under his leadership.”

Fuesting also announced the promotion of John Maguire from the rank of Patrolman to Sergeant.

Maguire is a 10-year police veteran and has served both as a patrol officer and detective. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree. He also earned a Master’s degree in criminal justice at American Military University.

He is also a veteran and served as a captain in the Illinois National Guard.

“Sergeant Maguire’s military background, coupled with his detective experience, will benefit the entire department. I look forward to seeing him develop into his new role as a supervisor,” Fuesting said.