North Vernon Police Detective demoted

A former North Vernon Detective has been demoted to patrol officer.

The North Vernon City Council voted Monday night to approve the action, which was recommended by the city’s Board of Public Safety and Police Chief James Webster. Chief Webster says that 18-year veteran Brandy Blevins is being disciplined for “internal department rules violations.” He did not specify what those violations were. Webster says that Blevins appeared before the Board of Public Safety on Dec. 10. Her demotion is now in effect.

The council officially approved a position change request, which will cut the former Detective’s pay. Chief Webster says that Blevins was earning $24.18 per hour. As a patrol officer, she will earn $23.02 per hour.