Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – During the Lexington Police Department’s monthly CompStat meeting, Lt. Rick Hazewinkel was presented with the department’s Employee of the Quarter Award. The award was presented by Major Matt Davis.
According to the department, there were a stack of letters submitted on his behalf. All followed the theme of Hazewinkel being hardworking, always willing to help others, and having done an excellent job as Training Sergeant for the past several years.
Hazewinkel was recently promoted and is now the division commander of the Special Operations Division. Special operations cover a number of functions like SWAT and hostage negotiations. It is key to the total law enforcement operations of the department. This position carries with it a great deal of responsibility.