Promotion at BCPD
Lister heralds leaders in department
Bay City Police Chief Robert Lister announced the promotion of four officers in the department during a ceremony held Thursday in the Bay City council chambers.
“All of these officers are important to this police department,” Lister said. “When the department heads are not here, they run the department. They are responsible for taking the major calls and making the decisions that we might not be there to make.
“I couldn’t be prouder of these four individuals for making it through the promotional process and become our new corporals and sergeants,” Lister said.
Kim Kunz was promoted to the position of corporal during Thursday’s ceremony.
Kunz started her law enforcement career with the Bay City Police Department in August of 2010. Kunz holds her Advanced Police Officer’s License and is a certified instructor, criminal investigator, field training officer, police explorer advisor and a full-time mother of three children.
Armando Galvan was promoted to the position of CID corporal. Galvan has been employed with the Bay City Police Department for 17 years as a full-time officer. He is currently assigned as a detective and has held the following positions with the Bay City Police Department: patrol officer, patrol sergeant and CID sergeant field training officer. He also serves as police instructor and a bilingual translator for the department.
Galvan graduated from Bay City High School in 1992 and received his Basic Police Certification in 1995 from the Brazosport Police Academy.
Galvan is involved with several community service organizations. Galvan was involved in Hurricane Harvey Relief by assisting in the donation center at the Matagorda County Multi-Purpose Building. He also holds anti-bullying presentations at local schools, clubs and the public library.
Antoine Linsey was promoted to the position of sergeant in the patrol division with the department. Linsey has been with the Bay City Police Department for five of his eight years of service. He is a field training officer, intoxilyzer operator and standardized field sobriety instructor and is a member of the special response team, accident investigation unit and an advisor of the explorer’s post.
“He is not from here but he gives back to his community,” Lister said of Linsey’s outside work with the Van Vleck youth football program. “That is a big step to give back to somewhere you are not from.”
Chris Hadash was promoted to detective sergeant with the department. Hadash is married with two children and is the son of a retired Bay City Police Department sergeant, who is currently still working in law enforcement as a deputy with the Matagorda County Sheriff’s office and his brother is also a detective sergeant with the Arlington Police Department.
Hadash graduated from the police academy at the Wharton County Junior College in 2001 and will earn h is Master Peace Officer License in April of 2019. He started his career with the Matagorda County Sheriff’s office and has also worked at the Bay City ISD Police Department and El Campo Police Department.
Hadash is also a member of the Bay City Police Department’s Special Response Team and is a certified police sniper.