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Special Investigator Josh Peterson is a distinguished law enforcement professional with a wealth of experience and a proven record of excellence in various critical roles within the Lamesa Police Department, Dawson County Sheriff’s Office, and Howard County Sheriff’s Office.
Beginning his career as a Communications Officer, Josh quickly transitioned to become a Police Officer, where he demonstrated exceptional dedication to public service and a commitment to upholding the law. His early experiences on the front line provided him with invaluable insights into the challenges and responsibilities of law enforcement.
Josh's passion for justice led him to specialize in criminal investigations, with a particular focus on Assault Family Violence and Sexual Assault cases. His specialized training and expertise in these sensitive areas equipped him to provide compassionate support to victims while tirelessly pursuing justice and holding offenders accountable.
As an Interview and Interrogation trained investigator, Josh excelled in extracting critical information and uncovering the truth in even the most complex cases. His ability to elicit reliable statements and evidence played a crucial role in securing convictions and delivering justice for victims.
Throughout his career, Josh has served as a Field Training Officer, imparting his knowledge and expertise to new recruits and ensuring the highest standards of professionalism and competence among fellow officers. His dedication to training and mentorship has contributed to the development of a skilled and cohesive law enforcement team.
With training in firearms and tactics, Josh has demonstrated proficiency in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement operations. His strategic thinking and decisive action have been instrumental in handling high-pressure situations and protecting the community from harm.
Promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant, Josh continued to excel in leadership, overseeing patrol units and guiding officers in their duties. His strong leadership skills and commitment to excellence earned him the respect and admiration of his peers and subordinates alike.
Transitioning to Internal Investigations, Josh displayed an unwavering commitment to integrity and accountability within the department. His impartiality and dedication to upholding the highest standards of ethics were instrumental in maintaining public trust and confidence in law enforcement.
As Chief Deputy and now as Chief of Police, Josh Peterson continues to lead with integrity, vision, and a steadfast commitment to serving and protecting the community. Under his guidance, the department remains dedicated to excellence, innovation, and building positive relationships with the community it serves.
Josh Peterson's exemplary career trajectory, coupled with his extensive experience and unwavering dedication to public safety, make him an invaluable asset to the law enforcement community, embodying the highest ideals of leadership and professionalism.

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