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Holbrook Police Department Announces History-Making Promotions of Sgts. Keysha Mitchell and Casey Surprenant

From left: Sgt. Casey Surprenant, Chief William Smith and Sgt. Keysha Mitchell following the Holbrook Select Board meeting on May 3. (Photo courtesy Holbrook Police Department)

HOLBROOK — Chief William Smith is pleased to announce the promotions of Sgts. Keysha Mitchell and Casey Surprenant.

Both sergeants make history as Sgt. Mitchell is the first female sergeant and first sergeant of color at the Holbrook Police Department, and Sgt. Surprenant is the youngest member to be appointed sergeant at the department. They were officially appointed to their new ranks during the Holbrook Select Board meeting on Tuesday, May 3.

Sgt. Keysha Mitchell
Sgt. Mitchell was a resident of Holbrook when she joined the Holbrook Police Department in February 1998 as a patrol officer. She was appointed to detective in 2012 and has investigated home invasions, armed robberies and sexual assaults. Sgt. Mitchell was the only female officer in the department for several years.

She is married with two children.

“Sgt. Mitchell excelled in her role as detective and proved herself to be a qualified and conscientious lead investigator for the detective unit,” Chief Smith said. “She has shown her ability to lead in her previous roles and I am confident that she will continue to bring integrity and leadership to the detective unit.”

Sgt. Casey Surprenant
Sgt. Surprenant grew up in Holbrook and attended school in Holbrook. After high school, he enlisted in the Army in 2010 and served overseas in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He finished his commitment to the Army in 2016.

He was hired by the Holbrook Police Department in March 2015. He joined the Regional Metro-LEC SWAT Team in 2017 and became the department’s K-9 Officer in 2019 with partner K-9 Jan. He was given the additional duties of Firearms Instructor in 2020.

“Sgt. Surprenant is a valued member of the Holbrook Police Department and has shown his commitment to serving the community he grew up in, and I believe he will continue to be a valuable asset to our department and community in his new role of sergeant,” Chief Smith said.