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Captain Ron Crowson, born in Birmingham Alabama, has been employed by the City of Panama City Beach since March of 1983.  Captain Crowson was first hired by the Fire Department in 1983 and joined the Panama City Beach Police Auxiliary Program in 1984.  Captain Crowson went on to lateral transfer into the Police Department in 1986 and was assigned to the Uniformed Patrol Division.  Captain Crowson worked through the ranks, becoming a Field Training Officer, Emergency Response Team Member, Dive Team Leader, Marine Unit Member, and a Traffic Accident Reconstructionist.  Captain Crowson also became one of the first certified K-9 Instructors within the department, receiving his training from the Alabama Canine Law Enforcement Officers Training Center, located in Tuscaloosa Alabama. Captain Crowson has been a member of the Florida Police Chief's Association since 2009.  He is also a Master Mason and a member of the Shaddai Shrine Temple.

Promoted to the rank of Captain in January of 2002 and assigned to the position of Administrative Division Commander since May of 2001, he is charged with supervising the departmentís Communications Division and the civilian employees of the department.  Captain Crowson also maintains all the Police Officerís records and certifications with F.D.L.E. Captain Crowson is also one of the departments information / technology officer's and maintains all of the departments in house and mobile computer systems.