Waco: Police sergeant to be promoted to commander

Waco police Sgt. Pedro Soto. (Waco Police Dept. photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) Waco police Sgt. Pedro Soto, a nearly 19-year veteran of the Waco Police Department, will be promoted to commander Thursday.

After the promotion, Soto, who now serves as sergeant of the department’s Family Violence Unit, will oversee a patrol platoon on a midnight shift.

Soto joined the department in September 2000.

During his tenure he has served as patrol officer, a field training officer, a SWAT operator, an accident a Texas Commission on Law Enforcement instructor and has reconstructed accidents.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration in May2012 from the University of Texas Arlington and a master’s degree in criminal justice in December from Tarleton State University.