The Salt Lake Police Department has its first woman captain.

Shirley Whitworth, who has been a lieutenant in the traffic division, will assume command Nov. 21 of the records/communications division, according to Chief Mike Chabries.In addition to her duties in the traffic division, Whitworth, a 15-year veteran of the Police Department, has worked in patrol, administrative services and special investigations divisions.

Other changes include a restructuring of the administration. Maj. Ed Johnson was promoted to lieutenant colonel and will serve as assistant chief. Maj. Oran J. Peck was appointed deputy chief, and Capt. Robert Nievaard was appointed deputy chief under the new rank of major.