Photo courtesy of Missouri City
Missouri City Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald, far left, is proud to announce the addition of Keith Jemison (next to Fitzgerald) to the force. Jemison is the City’s new Assistant Chief of Administration. Fitzgerald also announced the promotions of Captain Mike Berezin (second from right) to Assistant Chief of Operations and Lieutenant Dwayne Williams (far right) to Patrol Captain.
Continuing its commitment to provide citizens with superior leadership, the Missouri City Police Department has announced a new addition and some recent promotions on the force.
Captain Mike Berezin was named Assistant Chief of Operations, Keith Jemison joined the City as Assistant Chief of Administration, and Lieutenant Dwayne Williams was promoted to Patrol Captain.
The positions were formally announced at the March 7 City Council meeting and a promotional ceremony was held Friday, March 11 at the City’s Community Center.
“These officers have impressive credentials and their commitment is indicative of the entire Department’s dedication to keeping Missouri City one of the safest City’s in the nation,” said Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald.
In sharing their accomplishments, Fitzgerald noted the following about each officer:
Assistant Chief Berezin has been one of Missouri City’s finest since January 1989 when he was hired as a patrol officer. One year later, he was honored as “Officer of the Year” by the Fort Bend County 100 Club; the award was also bestowed on him in 2001 by the 100 Club of Greater Houston.
Berezin is a graduate of the Leadership Command College at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville and of the 236th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
Assistant Chief Jemison brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the department. Jemison has served as a Police Officer, a Criminal Investigator, a Sergeant and a high school teacher in Chicago. Jemison has achieved a number of accolades during his distinguished career.
Assistant Chief Jemison earned a Master of Arts degree in Political and Justice Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration, cum laude.
Jemison is a member of the Texas Police Chief’s Association, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the Police Executive Research Forum.
Patrol Captain Williams has been a key contributor since he joined the force in 1998 as a patrol officer. Williams has risen through the ranks and served as a Corporal, a Detective, a Patrol Sergeant and a Lieutenant. He used his proficiency in law enforcement to help create the Missouri City Police Department Bike Patrol Team and currently coordinates the unit.
Williams is a graduate of The Institute for Law Enforcement Administration School of Supervision and he has completed a master’s peace officer licensing course at the University of Houston Downtown Police Academy.
Chief Fitzgerald also announced the promotions of Sergeant Brandon Harris to Lieutenant, Patrol Officer Tracy Cox to Sergeant, Patrol Officer Caleb Rule to Detective and Patrol Officer Bruce Moats to Detective.
The Missouri City Police Department has also hired three new officers: Michael Curry, Benjamen Melendez and David Spraberry.
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