Wilson named MPD Sergeant

Posted 6/23/20

Max Wilson of the Madisonville Police Department was promoted to Patrol Sergeant at the beginning of the month.

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Wilson named MPD Sergeant

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Max Wilson of the Madisonville Police Department was promoted to Patrol Sergeant at the beginning of the month.

“(Madisonville) is my hometown,” said Wilson. “This is where my family lives, this is where my friends live. I am really thankful to be here serving my own community and for the opportunity (MPD Chief Herbert Gilbert) has given me.”

The 24-year-old Wilson has been with the department since July of 2017. Before joining MPD, he served in the Madison County Sheriff Department for two years. In his new position, he is succeeding the late Veteran Sgt. Hector Camarillo, who passed away in April.

“I really learned the importance of community policing (under Sgt. Camarillo),” said Wilson. “And how important relations with the community really are.”

Wilson, who has now held the position for about three weeks, describes the move as a “seamless transition”.

“I work with a group of true professionals and they make it pretty easy,” said Wilson. “I have worked with these guys for the last three years and we all know each other really well. I do not really need to worry about constantly monitoring everything they do.”

MPD officially announced the hire via Facebook June 5.

“(Wilson) has done a great job in showing the department he is highly responsible,” said Gilbert. “In the past year or so he has tried to learn and see what the department has needed and I think he has done a great job with that. Those are just some of the reasons I promoted him.”

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