Three Warsaw police officers promoted

(Photo supplied/Warsaw Police Department)

Warsaw Police Department announced three promotions on Friday.

Clay A. Layne has been promoted to rank of captain (patrol division), overseeing the patrol operations. He will be joining Capt. Joel Beam in overseeing the patrol division.

Clay Layne. (Photo provided)

Layne has served the department since 1995. Prior to that, he served with the Indiana Army National Guard for eight years, assigned as a squad leader. During his law enforcement career, he has been a field training officer and was promoted to corporal in 2007. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant assigned to the second shift.

In 2017, during rank restructuring, Layne was promoted to lieutenant, assigned to second shift as the shift commander.

Currently, Layne is a sig sauer and AR-15 armorer, as well as a firearms and chemical munitions instructor.  Additionally, Layne is the senior team leader of the Warsaw Emergency Response Team.

Phillip M. Hawks has been promoted to the rank of sergeant assigned to third shift. Hawks has served the department since 2013, most recently serving as corporal on second shift.

Phillip Hawks (Photo provided)

Prior to his law enforcement career, he spent six years (2008-2014) in the Army National Guard as an infantryman. In 2009-10, he was deployed to the Khost Providence in Afghanistan for combat deployment.

During his six years with WPD, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Currently, Hawks is a member of the WPD Emergency Response Team and Warsaw Dive Team. He is also a field training officer.

Rogelio A. Navarro has been promoted to the rank of corporal, assigned to Warsaw Community Schools as a school resource officer/DARE officer. Navarro is certified as an advanced school safety specialist along with being a mentor for the state and regional DARE training team. Navarro continues to oversee the DARE Program for Warsaw Community Schools. He has served the department since 2014.

Roy Navarro (Photo provided)

WPD continues to accept applications for the position of probationary patrol officer. Anyone interested should visit the City of Warsaw’s website at for details.