February 12, 2013

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Promotion Ceremony Slated for Thursday

The Springfield Police Department will be holding a promotion ceremony 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Springfield Police Department 216 W. Central St. Due to recent retirements, the SPD will be promoting one sworn officer and two civilian employees.

Cpl. Jim Edwards is being promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He has been with the department since 1994 and is currently assigned to the Uniform Operations Bureau. After his promotion, he will stay in Uniform Operations and supervise a 3rd shift patrol squad.

Crystal Higdon is being promoted to Police Services Administrator. Mrs. Higdon has been with the department since 1998 and was the Investigative Services Supervisor in the Criminal Investigations Section. After her promotion, she will oversee the Records and Property Sections.

Matt Robinson is being promoted to Police Services Supervisor. Matt has been with the department since 2010 and is currently assigned to the Records Section. After his promotion, he will be a shift supervisor in the Records Section.

Media are invited to attend.

Media Contact: Cora Scott, phone: 417-864-1009
Release authorized by: Lt Ben King

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd