ST. CLOUD - A couple of promotions have been announced in the St. Cloud Police Department.

Commander Jeff Oxton has been sworn-in as the new Assistant Police Chief. Oxton was just made Commander earlier this year in May.

Oxton has been a member of the St. Cloud Police Department for 21 years.

The Assistant Police Chief position has been vacant for much of this year.

With Oxton's promotion, Lieutenant Brett Mushatt has been promoted to fill the open Commander position.

St. Cloud Police Commander Brett Mushatt, photo by WJON.com's Isaac Schweer