JANESVILLE (WIFR) -- On February 11, 2013, the City of Janesville Police and Fire Commission approved the promotion of Officer Kyle E. Austin to Detective. Detective Austin is an eleven year employee of the Janesville Police Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from U. W. – Eau Claire. The following is a summary of his qualifications:
• 4 years of service with the Street Crimes Unit
• Provides many drug and gang presentations to community groups
• Trained instructor
• Exemplary Service Citation – May 2004 (revived a choking infant)
• Division Commendation – July 2009 (Impact on drug trafficking)
• Public Safety Officer of the Year nominee - 2010
Detective Austin resides in Janesville with his wife Sarah and two children.