Braxton DNR officers receive promotions

In mid-December two Braxton County men and Department of Natural Resource Officers, Sergeants Tim White and Dwayne Duffield, were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant at DNR Headquarters in South Charleston.
Lieutenant White’s career with the State of West Virginia started in 1998 as a correctional officer and counselor at the Central Regional Jail in Flatwoods. He was hired with the Natural Resources Police in 2001. After completing the academy, he served the citizens of Hampshire County until he was reassigned to Nicholas County, where he served for the next nine years. During his time in the field, he was selected as the NASBLA State Boating Officer of the Year in 2011. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September of 2011, covering the Doddridge, Ritchie, Pleasants, and Tyler areas. Shortly after, he transferred to Webster and Pocahontas, before settling in the Braxton, Clay, and Nicholas area. In 2016, Sergeant White took over as the Regional Training Officer for District 3, where he was responsible for the coordination of officer training as well as hunter and boater education for the district.
Lieutenant Duffield’s career with the State of West Virginia also started as a correctional officer at the Central Regional Jail. In 2002, he was hired as a Natural Resources Police Officer. During his years as an officer, he received several training credentials to include firearms, defensive tactics, and water survival. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and took over the Regional Training Officer responsibilities for District 6, where he spread his expertise to other officers within the district.
Lieutenant Duffield will continue to serve the officers and citizens of the 6th District.