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City officer promoted to lieutenant

WARREN — Longtime city police officer Timothy Parana was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant.

He has been assigned to work as third-shift turn commander in the patrol division.

Parana was one of four officers that took the police civil service examination in 2020 for the lieutenant’s position. He had the top cumulative score that included a results of a written examination and a four-person interview done by a panel of noncity employees.

Other officers who took the written civil service test to compete for the position were Jeffrey Orth, Mark Krempasky and John Wilson.

Parana earned the highest combined score of 94.281.

The other officers’ names will remain on the promotional list for two years. If other lieutenant positions become available during the time, the next highest-scoring person will be promoted.

Promotions are based on the cumulative scores.

He will earn $35.58 per hour in his new position.

Parana has worked for the force since August 1997. He was assigned temporarily as a sergeant in 2017.

He was permanently promoted to a sergeant’s position in January 2020.

Parana was disciplined in 2017 and 2018 for separate incidents in which he harshly confronted another law enforcement official on the phone, and, several months later, threatened a city resident while off duty but dressed in uniform.

But later, in 2018, Parana was commended, along with 10 other officers, by Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins for their work in the arrest and conviction of Harold Travis Jr., who held his wife hostage and abused her for nearly two weeks.

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