COLUMBIA — Police Department spokeswoman Jessie Haden has been reassigned to the Patrol Division.
A release from police spokeswoman Jill Wieneke, now the department's primary media contact, announced the "lateral" reassignment Wednesday afternoon.
Wieneke, Haden and Chief Ken Burton could not immediately be reached for comment.
Haden has served as spokeswoman since April 24, 2009, when she was selected* by Burton, who created the public information officer position shortly after his arrival as police chief.
She has been in the department since 1993, according to a previous Missourian report. Before serving as spokeswoman, she previously worked as an advanced crime prevention specialist in the Community Services Unit.