(El Centro Police Department looses another Commander)….Brawley Police Department gets a new Police Chief.

The Brawley City Council agreed this week to name El Centro Police Commander Robert Sawyer as the Cities new Police Chief. Sawyer fills the vacancy  left by Mike Crankshaw, who left the position last year. Kelley Brown has served as the interim Brawley Police Chief. Sawyer will assume the position on a permanent basis on June 25th. Sawyer says he is submitting his two-week notice with the El Centro Police Department, and he will take 5 days off before he is sworn in as Brawley Police Chief. Sawyer has been in law enforcement a long time. He began at 16 or 17 when he joined the El Centro Police Auxiliary. In 1992 he became a reserve police officer. In 1998 he was hired  as a fulltime Police Officer in the El Centro Department. Sawyer has served as a Commander for the past 4 years.