Police Promotions: Lt. Crawford and Sgt. White

May 28th, 2013 by Keith Hutchinson

Neal Crawford-b-175Two Georgetown police officers were promoted at the city council meeting on May 14. Neal Crawford was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant and Aaron White was promoted from officer to sergeant.

Lt. Crawford (pictured at right, top) started his career as a police officer with the Austin Police Department in 1998 and joined the Georgetown Police Department in 2000. He was promoted to sergeant in 2007. He has served on patrol, as a detective, a traffic officer, and a community resource officer. He was the school resource officer at Georgetown High School for three years. Crawford is a 2012 graduate of the Texas Police Chief’s Leadership Academy, has an associate degree in criminal justice from Austin Community College, and is a licensed master peace officer.

Sgt. Aaron White (pictured at right, lower) started with the Georgetown Police Department in 2008 and has served as a fitness instructor, firearms and tactics instructor, and field training officer, and is a member of the emergency response team. He also currently serves as a school resource officer. White was Aaron White-b-175given a Lifesaving Award in 2011. He has a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science and a master’s degree in education. He earned both degrees from Texas State University.

Police Chief Wayne Nero conducted the promotion process in which he gave a familiar charge to each officer. “Ours is a profession,” said Nero. “It’s not simply an occupation or just a job. I expect you to be scholars, to be statesman, to be warriors, and to patiently demand the same to those who are trusted to your care.”

Family members for each officer as well as fellow Georgetown police officers were present at the promotion ceremony.

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