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Posted on: December 11, 2023

Three Fort Walton Beach Police Officers promoted in ceremony Monday

Fort Walton Beach Police Officers Ben Crawford and Shane Mooney pose for a picture.

Fort Walton Beach Police Chief Robert Bage shakes hands with officer Kenny Sirmans.

We’d like to congratulate Ben Crawford, Kenny Sirmans, and Shane Mooney with the Fort Walton Beach Police Department. The three officers received promotions Monday in a ceremony at the police station, where they were joined by family members, fellow officers, and city staff.

Ben Crawford, who has been with the department for almost 13 years, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. 

“Ben’s done quite a few things here,” said Police Chief Robert Bage. “He’s done traffic homicide, served as an FTO (Field Training Officer) and a good portion of his time was spent on patrol. He’s done a really good job for us as corporal, and we’re looking forward to him becoming a sergeant with our agency.” 

Officer Kenny Sirmans, who has been with the department for nearly five years, was promoted to the rank of corporal.

“Kenny is probably one of our top FTOs. He’s trained a good portion of the new officers that have come to the department recently,” said Bage. “And he’s probably one of the most level-headed officers we have out there.”

Officer Shane Mooney, who has been with the department for about 6½ years, was also promoted to the rank of corporal.

“Shane has basically become the defacto police department IT specialist, and he’s leading the charge for our new CAD/RMS (Computer-Aided Dispatch/Records Management Systems) programs, said Bage. He also added that the department is on track to get the system online well ahead of its scheduled launch in June.

City of Fort Walton Beach City Manager Jeff Peters spoke to the three officers and others attending the ceremony.

“I love coming to promotions here and I look forward to watching all of you succeed in your new positions,” said Peters. “I firmly believe that, regardless of what level you get to, if you stay coachable then you will be successful.  Congratulations, and I look forward to working with all of you.”

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