Longview Police Department Announces Retirement & Promotions
After serving in various positions during his 36-year law enforcement career, Sgt. Dixie Wells is retiring from Longview Police Department.
Longview PD hired Wells in April 1983. During his time with the department, Sgt. Wells held a variety of assignments from patrol, detectives, administration, community services and more. He was promoted to corporal in 1994 and to sergeant in 1996.
Sgt. Wells was selected as the Supervisor of the Year in 2012 and earned a long list of other awards during his three dozen years working for Longview PD.
The Longview PD family congratulates Sgt. Wells on his retirement and wishes him well in his future endeavors.
“Sgt. Wells was a valued member of the Longview Police Department and deserves to be complimented on his many years of service,” said Chief Jim Duscha. “I wish him well in his retirement.”
As a result of Sgt. Wells’ retirement, a detective and a patrol corporal will be promoted on April 1. Patrol Cpl. Brian Streissguth will become a patrol sergeant. Detective Branden McNew will become a patrol corporal.
Streissguth began working for the department in June 2005. He was promoted to corporal in January 2015 and is currently assigned to patrol.
Streissguth has held the following assignments in his almost 15 years with Longview PD: patrol officer, detective, field training officer, SWAT officer, Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) Examiner, public information officer and seizure officer.
Streissguth has received numerous awards, including two lifesaving awards. He was selected as the Supervisor of the Year in 2017.
Det. McNew started his law enforcement career with Castle Rock Police Department and was hired by Longview PD in July 2014. Besides working as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Unit, McNew is a member of the SWAT team, a chemical munitions instructor, a first aid/CPR instructor and is a drone pilot for the department.
McNew has also received numerous awards, including two lifesaving awards and was selected as the Officer of the Year in 2017.
“Sgt. Streissguth and Cpl. McNew have proven to be outstanding members of the Longview Police Department and I know they will both do an excellent job supervising and being mentors to our younger officers,” Chief Duscha said adding, “I look forward to working with them on the management team.”