Sergeant Scott M. Lance will take over as assistant director of the Missouri Information Analysis Center on Jan. 1, the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced Thursday.

Sergeant Scott M. Lance of the Missouri Highway Patrol’s Troop F will be promoted to lieutenant on Jan. 1, the patrol announced in a news release Thursday.

Lance will take on a new role as assistant director of the Missouri Information Analysis Center in Jefferson City. He has been the zone supervisor of Troop F’s Zone 2, which covers Cole and Callaway counties, since 2014.

Lance started as a Missouri State Water Patrolman at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2004. He was assigned to Troop F in 2011 when the highway and water patrols merged.