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Abilene City Council approves new 3 new police promotions

The promotions include a third assistant chief of police.
Credit: Abilene Police Department

ABILENE, Texas — The Abilene Police Department announced three new promotions Thursday including a third assistant chief of police and two new sergeants. 

Lieutenant Craig Jordan, with 22 years of service, is being promoted to assistant chief of police.

Previous assignments and ranks:

• Detective in Property Crimes

• Sergeant over community services to include public information officer

• Internal Affairs sergeant investigator

• Special Operations lieutenant

• Internal Affairs commander

Officer Andrew Mason, with eight years of service, is being promoted to sergeant.

Previous assignments and ranks:

• Motor officer

• Police training officer

• SWAT member

Officer Matt Armbruster, with 14 years of law enforcement experience, the last four with the APDis being promoted to sergeant.

Previous assignments and ranks:

• SWAT member

• Bomb technician

• Police training officer

• 2020 Officer of the Year

“I am overjoyed with the support provided by Mayor Anthony Williams, our City Council and our City Manager Robert Hanna for approving the revised budget ordinance to reclassify positions, which made these promotions possible," Abilene Police Chief Marcus Dudley said in a press release. "Our promotees have a wide range of experience and can be trusted to lead in a manner that reflects our core city values. I am excited for what the future holds.”

A promotion ceremony will be announced at a later date.