Warsaw Police Department recently announced three recent promotions.
Clay Layne has been promoted to the rank of captain overseeing the patrol operations. He will be joining Captain Joel Beam in overseeing the patrol division.
Layne has served the department since 1995. Prior to that, he served with the Indiana Army National Gaurd for eight years assigned as a squad leader. During his law enforcement career, he has been a field training officers and was promoted to corporal in 2007. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant assigned to the second shift. In 2017, during rank reconstructing, Layne was promoted to lieutenant assigned to the second shift as the shift commanders. Currently, Laune is a Sig Sauer and AR-15 armorer, as well as a firearms and chemical munitions instructor. Additionally, Layne is a senior team leader of the Warsaw Emergency Response Team.
Phillip Hawks has been promoted to the rank of sergeant assigned to third shift.
Hawks has served the department since 2013, most recently serving as a corporal on second shift. Prior to his law enforcement career, he spent six years in the Army National Guard as an infantryman. In 2009 and 2010, he was deployed to the Khost Providence in Afghanistan for combat deployment. During his six hears, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Currently, Hawks is a member of the Warsaw Police Department Emergency Response Team and the Warsaw Dive Team. He is also a field training officers.
Rogelio Navarro has been promoted to the rank of corporal assigned to Warsaw Community Schools as an SRO/D.A.R.E. officers.
Navarro is certified as an advanced school safety specialist along with being a mentor for the state and regional D.A.R.E. training team. Navarro continues to oversee the D.A.R.E. program for Warsaw Community Schools. He has served the department since 2014.
WPD continues to accept applications for the position of probationary patrol officer. Anyone interested should visit the City of Warsaw’s website at warsaw.in.gov for details.