EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine – Former Lincoln police Detective David Cram returned to town police on Monday night and was promoted to sergeant, the town’s top government official said Tuesday.

Cram replaces Sgt. Mike Davis, who resigned recently due to health concerns, said Clint Linscott, chairman of the Board of Selectmen. The board unanimously approved Cram’s promotion upon recommendation from East Millinocket Police Chief Cameron McDunnah.

“We are all very excited about him coming back. Cameron definitely looks forward to it and so does the board,” Linscott said Tuesday. “He is a good officer.”

McDunnah did not immediately return a telephone message seeking comment on Tuesday.

Monday was Cram’s first day. Cram is among several officers, including former Millinocket police Officer Kevin Giberson, who have returned to East Millinocket police since McDunnah became police chief in July 2012, Linscott said.

The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 to name the 34-year-old McDunnah to succeed Police Chief Garold “Twig” Cramp, who had retired the month before after nearly 30 years of service. East Millinocket police also cover Medway.

An East Millinocket native, Cram was an East Millinocket patrolman when he joined Lincoln’s police department in June 2011. He became the department’s sole detective late that year. Lincoln Police Chief William Lawrence has said he picked the 11-year veteran for the position because he had more than a decade of experience as an East Millinocket and Lincoln police officer.

Lincoln police are hiring to replace Cram and Officer Jeff Rice, who left Lincoln to join Hampden’s police department.