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Two Burlington Police Officers Promoted to Sergeant

Chief Michael Kent said in a release he is pleased to announce that the Burlington Police Department has promoted two of its members to the rank of Sergeant.

Sgt. Matthew Creamer and Sgt. William Trelegan were officially appointed to their new ranks during the virtual Burlington Board of Selectmen meeting on Monday, April 26.

“I’d like to congratulate Sgts. Creamer and Trelegan on their promotions,” Chief Kent said. “Each brings more than a decade of experience and valuable skills to their new positions. I look forward to seeing them continue to serve the residents Burlington with dedication and distinction in the future.”

According to the release, Sgt. Creamer has served with the Burlington Police Department since 2004, most recently as Detective. From 2004 to 2018, he served as a Patrolman and Field Training Officer, training incoming probationary officers, evaluating them, and ensuring adherence to department policies and procedures.

He served as the department’s Court Liaison Officer from 2018 to 2020, representing the Department in Show Cause hearings, preparing evidence for trial, and working with the Middlesex District Attorney’s office.

Sgt. Creamer was promoted to Detective in 2020. In that role, he investigated felonies and misdemeanors, interviewing witnesses, and collecting evidence.

Sgt. Creamer is a Burlington native, and son of George and Barbara Creamer. George Creamer is a retired lieutenant in Burlington Fire Department.

Sgt. Creamer is a 2000 graduate of Burlington High School. He graduated from Middlesex Community College in Bedford, where he earned an Associate’s degree in science, majoring in criminal justice.

He lives with his wife Katie and their daughter.

According to the release, Sgt. Trelegan has served with the Burlington Police Department since 2008. As a Patrolman in the Traffic Division, he was involved in patrols, investigations, and public education. He also served as a Field Training Officer, and worked as an Arson Investigator, coordinating with the Burlington Fire Department and State Fire Marshal’s Office.

Since 2018 Sgt. Trelegan has served as a Certified Legal Instructor with the Municipal Police Training Committee, instructing new recruits in Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law.

Sgt. Trelegan is a Burlington native, son of Frank and Amal Trelegan, and a 2002 graduate of Burlington High School. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2005, and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2006.

He lives in Burlington with his wife Elizabete and their three children.

Members of the Board of Selectmen congratulated both men on their promotions.

“Congratulations,” Vice Chair Nick Priest said. “We time and again find ourselves in the position of making the difficult choice of picking best over better with our rankings being as high as they are compared to the national standard. I think people are going to be lucky having you serving the town.”

“Always by far the best part of this job is when we have an opportunity to either hire or promote these young men and women to positions in town,” Selectman Mike Runyan said. “Congratulations to them both.”