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Police department promotions, changes due to expected growth

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2016/4/23 14:02:18 (2683 reads)

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Members of the Lewisville Police Department who were promoted earlier this month include, from left, Capt. Michael Moore, Capt. Kendall Lynn, Capt. Michael Lane, Sgt. Craig Barnhart, Capt. Chris Butterworth, Capt. Casey Carter, Capt. Scott Haynes and Assistant Chief Kevin Deaver. (Photo courtesy Lewisville Police Department) (Photo courtesy Lewisville PD)


The city of Lewisville has been growing rapidly during the past several years, and may be growing even more rapidly within the next three to five years, according to Lewisville Police Chief Russ Kerbow.

He said the population of Lewisville may grow by as many as 40,000 to 50,000 people during that time, partly because Castle Hills is expected to be annexed into the city and there are major housing developments now under way in the old Hebron community next to Castle Hills.

It was in anticipation of that growth that Kerbow recently promoted a captain to assistant police chief, six police lieutenants to the rank of captain and made other changes in the department.

Kevin Deaver, who has been with the Lewisville Police Department for the past 18 years and had nine years of police experience before that, was promoted from the rank of captain to assistant police chief. He had been a captain since 2007.

He will head a new administration bureau that will oversee the warrant officers, jail SWAT team, training coordinator, fleet management, professional standards and budget.

The six lieutenants who were promoted to the rank of captain were Scott Haynes, Casey Carter, Chris Butterworth, Michael Lane, Kendall Lynn and Michael Moore.

In addition to Deaver, the Lewisville Police Department has two other assistant chiefs. They are Jay Powell and Todd Taylor. Powell and the captains working under him continue to oversee the patrol bureau. Taylor and the captains working under him are in charge of the community services bureau, which investigates with street crimes, narcotics.

Kerbow said there are now no police officers with the rank of lieutenant, but that rank is being left open and possibly will be filled at a later date.

He also said another day shift captain may be named next month.

In addition to the promotions already named, Craig Barnhart was promoted to the rank of sergeant earlier this month.

Kerbow, a native of Lewisville who has been police chief since 2007, has seen the city and police department grow rapidly since he joined the police department in 1978, 38 years ago.

He said his addition to the Lewisville Police Department in 1978 made a total of 34 Lewisville police officers. There are 157 Lewisville police officers today, with more expected to be added in the near future.

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