Chief Jimmy Singletary will swear in a new group of officers during an Oath of Office Ceremony. The ceremony takes place on Friday, January 16, at 10:00 am in the Beaumont Police Department Training Room. The following men and woman will don the badge and uniform of the Beaumont Police Department:
-Ethan Cowart is a twenty-two-year-old resident of Orangefield. Officer Cowart graduated from Orangefield High School then went onto successfully complete the Basic Peace Officer Academy at the Lamar Institute of Technology.
-Deron Simpson is a twenty-five-year-old resident of Beaumont. Officer Simpson graduated from Ozen High School. Deron worked for several years as a 911 Dispatcher for the City of Beaumont then went on to successfully complete the Basic Peace Officer Academy at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. Prior to hiring on at the Beaumont Police Department, Deron worked as a Deputy-Constable in Jefferson County Precinct 6.
-Katherine Toms is a twenty-eight-year-old resident of Beaumont. Officer Toms earned her Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Lamar State College Port Arthur and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Lamar University. Katherine then worked as a teacher prior to successfully completing the Basic Peace Officer Academy at the Lamar Institute of Technology.
After swearing in, these new recruits will spend twenty-two weeks in a rigorous field-training program.
Sgt. Rob Flores, Jr.