New Castle County Police Col. Vaughn Bond Jr. promoted Master Cpl. Heather Carter to the rank of sergeant on July 27.

Carter joined the New Castle County Police Department in 2002 and has been assigned to the Patrol Division and the Criminal Investigation Unit. Most recently, Carter was assigned to the Research, Accreditation, Media and Policy Unit, as part of the Strategic Communications Team.

A formal promotional ceremony will be scheduled in the near future.