New Brawley Police Chief is sworn in

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BRAWLEY – At their regular meeting of Tuesday, December 3, the Brawley City Council held the swearing in of the new Brawley Police Chief Michael Crankshaw.

Brawley City Clerk Alma Benavides administered the Oath.

Mayor Don Campbell said, “I’d first like to thank Commander Brett Houser for taking the reins and stepping up to the task of being Interim Police Chief the last few months. Commander Houser, along with Commander Jeff Caudill and staff, are to be recognized and commended for their efforts. It’s not easy to step forward in the face of change. These people have made sacrifices to assume greater responsibilities to serve the City of Brawley.”

“The Brawley City Council gives a heartfelt welcome to the City of Brawley’s new Police Chief Michael Crankshaw as he takes the Oath of Office,” said Campbell. “We look forward to working with the new Chief in supporting the continued development of the Brawley Police Department.”

aSurrounded by friends and family, Chief Crankshaw addressed the Council.

“It’s an honor to have been selected as the Police Chief of such a fine community such as Brawley,” said Crankshaw. “I look forward to working with the committed men and women of the Brawley, as well as the City Council and other department members of the City of Brawley. I am very dedicated and committed to this job and profession and look forward to working with all of you.”