New Crystal police officer sworn in April 19

Steven Parker is sworn in by Crystal Mayor Jim Adams April 19 at City Hall. (Submitted photo)
Steven Parker is sworn in by Crystal Mayor Jim Adams April 19 at City Hall. (Submitted photo)

New Crystal Police Department officer Steven Parker was sworn into duty at an April 19 City Council meeting.

Parker graduated from Annandale High School and attended college at St. Cloud Technical College and St. Cloud State University. He later joined the Marine Corps and attended Officer Candidate School in 2008 and 2009, where he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant. In 2016, he accepted a position with Crystal Police Department, and will complete his master’s degree from the University of Maryland in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations by the end of April.