A promotion ceremony for Kern County Sheriff's Office employees will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sheriff's Auditorium at 1350 Norris Road.

A sheriff's department news release said the following will be promoted: Commander Timothe Melanson; Lt. Dean Marshall; Lt. Timothy Posey; Sgt. Mark Jackson; Sgt. Joel Swanson; Senior Deputy Michael Barker; Senior Deputy Jason Colbert; Senior Deputy Rosalio Galvez Ibarra; and Deputy Coroner Michael Carder.

The fourth annual James Throne Memorial Award will be presented to Detentions Deputy Brian Johnson.