In a promotion ceremony Feb. 26, Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti announced the promotion of Lt. Christina McDonald to the position of undersheriff, replacing the retired Jeff Moore, and Sgt. Tommy Scott to investigations lieutenant, replacing the promoted McDonald.

Falletti said he is fortunate to have such dedicated and knowledgeable leaders to assist him in moving the sheriff’s office into the future.

“These two will assist me in making sure that we put victims of crime first, which is one of my main priorities,” Falletti said.

Undersheriff McDonald

McDonald started her law enforcement career in 2000 as a dispatcher with the Arkansas City Police Department.

She started working for the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office as a part-time corrections officer in 2001 and moved to a full-time position in 2002.

In 2004, McDonald transitioned to a full-time deputy and attended the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder.

She has worked as a deputy, Drug Task Force deputy, sergeant in investigations and lieutenant of investigations.

McDonald has an associate’s degree from Cowley County Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University.

Her training has focused mainly on forensic interviewing, leadership supervision and crime scene investigations. She is the treasurer for the Child First Board and a member of the RESPECT board, and just recently completed a six-year term on the Leadership Cowley County board.

Lt. Tommy Scott

Scott has worked in law enforcement since 1984, starting as a reserve police officer for the Arkansas City Police Department.

He became a full-time police officer for Arkansas City in 1988, and rose to the rank of captain and assistant chief before retiring in 2012.

Scott then came to work for the Cowley County Sheriff’s Office in 2012 and most recently was the sergeant in investigations.

He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Christian College and has attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.

Scott has an extensive law enforcement background and has attended numerous supervisory schools.

This information was provided by Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti.