Former SAPD Lieutenant Sworn in as Brownwood Chief of Police
BROWNWOOD, TX -- A former lieutenant with the San Angelo Police Department was sworn in to be the chief of police in Brownwood today.
On July 8, Ed Kading was sworn in to become the new police chief of the Brownwood police department.
A number of people showed up to the ceremony including his 21-year-old son Dodovan Kading that pinned the new chief's badge on his shirt. His 7-year-old daughter Ellen was also there.
Kading’s career in San Angelo gave him experience in every aspect of local policing. He spent his early years at SAPD as a Patrol Officer, Fraud and Forgery Detective and Narcotics Investigator. After promoting to Sergeant in 2003, he spent time supervising a patrol shift, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Narcotics Division before joining the Office of Professional Standards. In 2011, Kading promoted to Lieutenant where he commanded a patrol shift and was assigned as the Training Coordinator for the SAPD Training Academy. In 2016, Kading assumed Command of the Street Crimes Division which includes Narcotics/Gangs/Special Operations. He spent 16 years on the SAPD Swat team; being chosen as Swat Commander in 2016.
Kading is a student of law enforcement and leadership. In 2006, he graduated from Angelo State University with a Master of Public Administration. In 2017, he attended and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Kading is a TCOLE Advanced Instructor and has taught courses around the state involving Internal Affairs Investigations, and teaches courses at the SAPD Academy to include Professionalism and Ethics, the US and Texas Constitutions, Professional Policing, and First Line Supervisor/Leadership.
The ceremony closed by the Sheriff of Brown County administering the Oath of Honor.
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