Parker promoted to Sergeant at WPD

On Friday, March 9, the Williams Police Department promoted Police Officer Jennifer Parker to the rank of Sergeant.

“This occasion marks two historical events in our Department’s history,” said Williams Police Chief, Ed Anderson. “Jennifer is our first female Sergeant, and is this will be the first time we have three Sergeants on our staff.”

During her promotion ceremony, Anderson said Parker graduated from the Salt Lake Community College Police Academy and was hired as an officer with the Saratoga Springs, Utah Police Department. While working for the Saratoga Springs Police Department she graduated from SWAT school and earned the position of sniper on the SWAT team. She later was assigned as a detective. In 2011, Parker earned her California Peace Officer Standards and Training waiver and was hired by the Williams Police Department in 2013.

During her five years of employment with the Williams Police Department, Parker has worked as a patrol officer, K9 Handler, and field training officer.

“Jennifer and her canine partner Jaaco have made huge contributions, county-wide, in our fight against drugs with their amazing search abilities,” said Anderson.

“Through her knowledge, experience, leadership and hard work, Jennifer has proven herself to be an asset to our Department.  She has demonstrated her dedication to the ideals of community oriented policing and is well respected by the members of our Department, and the community she serves,” Anderson said.■