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Burlington Police Department Announces Two Promotions

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BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent is pleased to announce that the Burlington Police Department has promoted two of its members to the rank of Sergeant.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Matthew Creamer, left, and William Trelegan have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the Burlington Police Department. (Photos Courtesy Burlington Police Department)

BURLINGTON — Chief Michael Kent 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.”

Sgt. Matthew Creamer

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.

Sgt. William Trelegan

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.

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